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 10.3% 11.9% −14%
Suspension 7.3% 9.6% −24%
Brakes 5.9% 7.7% −24%
Tyres 5.8% 5.8% +0%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 3.2% 4.1% −22%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −12%
Steering 1.5% 1.9% −25%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 64 6.3% 6.9% −10%
2018 934 7.3% 9.6% −24%
2017 26,032 11.4% 10.0% +13%
2016 26,990 13.6% 14.9% −9%
2015 26,441 16.8% 18.1% −7%
2014 25,277 19.3% 21.5% −10%
2013 23,278 23.0% 25.3% −9%
2012 20,690 26.5% 28.7% −8%
2011 19,601 30.2% 31.8% −5%
2010 20,034 33.0% 35.5% −7%
2009 19,740 35.7% 37.8% −5%
2008 18,839 40.0% 40.6% −1%
2007 19,542 42.0% 41.9% +0%
2006 16,572 43.6% 43.7% −0%
2005 14,236 45.8% 45.0% +2%
2004 11,794 46.7% 46.2% +1%
2003 9,382 46.6% 46.1% +1%
2002 6,986 47.8% 46.2% +3%
2001 4,525 45.5% 45.3% +0%
2000 2,902 43.4% 43.9% −1%
1999 1,942 45.1% 42.3% +6%
1998 1,443 42.8% 40.1% +7%
1997 959 41.0% 38.6% +6%
1996 700 43.1% 37.6% +15%
1995 539 41.6% 36.0% +15%
1994 391 35.5% 35.1% +1%
1993 358 39.9% 35.3% +13%
1992 340 37.4% 34.3% +9%
1991 309 41.1% 33.9% +21%
1990 280 37.5% 32.2% +16%
1989 274 41.2% 31.3% +32%
1988 207 33.8% 30.7% +10%
1987 149 36.2% 30.6% +18%
1986 134 38.1% 29.8% +28%
1985 89 37.1% 29.6% +25%
1984 70 37.1% 27.9% +33%
1983 89 29.2% 28.0% +4%
1982 54 31.5% 29.2% +8%
1980 51 19.6% 25.3% −23%
1971 131 19.8% 20.2% −2%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 509 5.7% 7.4% −23%
Maserati 201 11.9% 17.0% −30%
Tesla 117 12.8% 11.6% +11%
Aston Martin 148 12.8% 10.3% +25%
Bentley 372 14.0% 10.6% +31%
Lotus 138 15.2% 17.5% −13%
Lexus 2,495 17.8% 19.2% −8%
Triumph 110 19.1% 29.7% −36%
Porsche 1,416 19.2% 14.8% +30%
Skoda 11,842 21.7% 23.8% −9%
Dacia 882 22.7% 24.0% −6%
Audi 15,546 23.2% 22.0% +6%
Abarth 243 23.5% 20.4% +15%
Hyundai 11,314 25.7% 26.4% −3%
BMW 18,267 26.3% 23.1% +14%
Kia 9,181 26.6% 27.0% −2%
Jaguar 3,885 26.6% 25.0% +7%
smart 195 26.7% 31.3% −15%
Toyota 15,166 26.8% 27.8% −4%
Suzuki 4,970 26.8% 28.2% −5%
Volvo 7,100 28.4% 29.8% −5%
Mazda 8,436 28.4% 28.6% −1%
MINI 8,245 28.5% 25.8% +10%
Land Rover 9,483 28.7% 25.6% +12%
Honda 13,773 29.2% 28.9% +1%
FIAT 8,586 29.8% 32.0% −7%
SEAT 5,201 30.1% 28.0% +7%
Mercedes-Benz 10,159 30.2% 26.2% +15%
Volkswagen 35,746 31.7% 29.4% +8%
DS 1,112 31.7% 33.8% −6%
Nissan 16,384 31.9% 29.1% +9%
Isuzu 482 32.0% 41.1% −22%
Subaru 825 32.1% 28.7% +12%
Jeep 710 32.3% 25.9% +24%
MG 607 33.4% 30.9% +8%
Ford 58,315 33.5% 31.6% +6%
Alfa Romeo 994 33.5% 33.1% +1%
Vauxhall 38,441 33.6% 34.0% −1%
Peugeot 16,939 35.4% 34.8% +2%
Mitsubishi 2,830 35.5% 30.4% +17%
Daihatsu 259 37.5% 36.7% +2%
Citroen 10,298 39.7% 35.4% +12%
Renault 11,000 40.6% 39.6% +3%
SAAB 1,238 42.4% 39.3% +8%
Rover 485 43.1% 43.1% +0%
Chevrolet 1,026 45.0% 45.0% +0%
Chrysler 333 45.9% 41.2% +12%
Daewoo 150 48.7% 53.1% −8%
Dodge 114 50.0% 41.3% +21%
Talbot 116 51.7% 46.4% +11%

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