MoT Data for Southampton

There's a lot of red in the Southampton tables, which isn't unusual for a coastal area. Most of the items in the common causes for failure table have higher than average failure rates and it's the same story in the tables for year of registration and manufacturer.

The best performing car maker is Ferrari, but very few were tested. The best manufacturer with more than 1000 models tested is Lexus, with a pass rate of 75.4%.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 12.7% 11.9% +7%
Suspension 8.3% 9.6% −13%
Brakes 6.4% 7.7% −16%
Tyres 6.0% 5.8% +3%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −2%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.8% 3.6% +8%
Body, chassis, structure 3.7% 4.1% −10%
Steering 1.6% 1.9% −18%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.4% 1.3% +10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 56 5.4% 8.2% −34%
2017 1,013 9.2% 10.2% −10%
2016 29,310 11.1% 12.8% −13%
2015 28,171 14.4% 15.6% −8%
2014 26,458 17.7% 19.2% −8%
2013 24,198 21.0% 23.1% −9%
2012 21,651 24.8% 26.9% −8%
2011 20,375 28.7% 30.2% −5%
2010 21,497 33.2% 34.4% −3%
2009 21,334 35.4% 37.0% −4%
2008 20,991 39.7% 40.4% −2%
2007 22,323 41.9% 42.1% −1%
2006 19,622 44.6% 44.1% +1%
2005 17,330 47.1% 46.0% +2%
2004 15,117 49.1% 47.6% +3%
2003 12,428 50.1% 47.9% +5%
2002 9,412 50.0% 48.1% +4%
2001 6,346 48.6% 47.6% +2%
2000 4,129 47.4% 46.4% +2%
1999 2,742 49.1% 44.9% +9%
1998 1,945 44.4% 42.5% +4%
1997 1,307 43.8% 41.2% +6%
1996 902 43.3% 39.9% +9%
1995 766 40.3% 38.5% +5%
1994 528 40.7% 37.4% +9%
1993 468 41.9% 36.8% +14%
1992 396 37.9% 35.9% +6%
1991 387 40.3% 35.0% +15%
1990 366 38.3% 33.1% +16%
1989 336 41.1% 32.0% +28%
1988 220 35.5% 32.0% +11%
1987 197 29.4% 30.6% −4%
1986 156 34.6% 31.3% +10%
1985 124 37.1% 30.1% +23%
1984 90 35.6% 29.0% +23%
1983 91 19.8% 28.4% −30%
1982 66 37.9% 29.1% +30%
1981 68 30.9% 27.7% +11%
1980 80 28.8% 26.4% +9%
1979 62 21.0% 24.0% −13%
1971 200 20.0% 22.4% −11%
1970 63 19.0% 20.7% −8%
1969 60 18.3% 20.1% −9%
1968 50 24.0% 19.2% +25%
1967 64 20.3% 20.2% +1%
1966 65 16.9% 19.6% −14%
1965 53 9.4% 17.4% −46%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 486 1.9% 9.8% −81%
Maserati 188 12.2% 20.0% −39%
Bentley 364 15.7% 12.4% +27%
Aston Martin 154 18.2% 12.5% +46%
Dacia 659 19.1% 23.3% −18%
Lotus 193 19.7% 18.4% +7%
Lexus 2,403 20.1% 21.7% −8%
Porsche 1,450 21.5% 16.9% +28%
Abarth 195 23.1% 23.6% −2%
Triumph 162 23.5% 32.1% −27%
Skoda 11,156 23.5% 25.9% −9%
Audi 15,600 25.7% 24.0% +7%
Kia 8,514 26.1% 29.0% −10%
BMW 19,427 27.5% 25.1% +10%
Hyundai 10,727 27.7% 28.0% −1%
Toyota 15,550 28.1% 29.3% −4%
Mazda 8,767 29.0% 30.4% −4%
MINI 8,354 29.1% 27.2% +7%
Land Rover 9,627 29.2% 28.1% +4%
Jaguar 4,132 29.3% 28.2% +4%
Suzuki 4,679 29.6% 30.5% −3%
Honda 14,288 29.9% 30.7% −3%
Mercedes-Benz 10,874 31.3% 29.1% +8%
Jeep 746 31.9% 28.1% +13%
Nissan 16,282 32.0% 31.3% +2%
FIAT 8,776 32.1% 33.7% −5%
Volvo 7,403 32.2% 32.6% −1%
Subaru 928 32.5% 30.0% +9%
SEAT 5,291 33.9% 31.1% +9%
Alfa Romeo 968 34.1% 34.9% −2%
Volkswagen 36,467 34.1% 31.7% +8%
Isuzu 502 34.9% 42.3% −18%
DS 1,031 35.3% 32.4% +9%
Ford 60,618 35.9% 33.5% +7%
MG 806 36.0% 35.0% +3%
Vauxhall 40,928 36.1% 36.2% −0%
smart 245 36.7% 31.6% +16%
Peugeot 18,574 37.4% 37.1% +1%
Mitsubishi 2,988 38.0% 32.5% +17%
Citroen 10,933 41.8% 37.6% +11%
Chevrolet 1,187 42.0% 43.9% −5%
Daihatsu 308 42.5% 37.3% +14%
SAAB 1,510 43.2% 40.7% +6%
Renault 11,944 43.5% 43.2% +1%
Dodge 133 45.1% 43.8% +3%
Rover 698 48.1% 45.4% +6%
Chrysler 403 49.1% 42.4% +16%
Talbot 127 52.8% 47.4% +11%
Daewoo 228 55.7% 55.6% +0%

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