MoT Data for Southend-On-Sea SS

The only red numbers in the table for Southend-on-Sea are in the year of registration table, alongside older, rarer cars and even then they're only 1% away from the national average. Indeed, Southend-on-Sea is one of the best performing postcode areas in the UK.

This bucks the trend for coastal areas but is more or less typical of the rest of the South East. The best performing car maker is Bentey, followed by Porsche which is quite typical of most areas. They're few and far between though - the best maker with more than 1000 models tested is Lexus.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 8.9% 11.9% −26%
Suspension 5.6% 9.6% −41%
Brakes 4.5% 7.7% −41%
Visibility 4.5% 5.3% −16%
Tyres 4.3% 5.8% −26%
Body, chassis, structure 2.6% 4.1% −37%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.2% 3.6% −37%
Steering 1.1% 1.9% −45%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 78 9.0% 6.9% +30%
2018 870 6.7% 9.6% −30%
2017 19,020 9.3% 10.0% −8%
2016 19,122 11.9% 14.9% −20%
2015 18,961 14.6% 18.1% −19%
2014 17,735 17.5% 21.5% −19%
2013 16,154 20.2% 25.3% −20%
2012 14,266 22.4% 28.7% −22%
2011 13,666 26.5% 31.8% −17%
2010 14,070 28.6% 35.5% −19%
2009 13,991 29.3% 37.8% −22%
2008 13,916 32.6% 40.6% −20%
2007 14,616 33.9% 41.9% −19%
2006 12,656 34.9% 43.7% −20%
2005 10,818 36.2% 45.0% −20%
2004 9,536 37.0% 46.2% −20%
2003 7,636 37.3% 46.1% −19%
2002 5,749 37.0% 46.2% −20%
2001 3,773 35.8% 45.3% −21%
2000 2,304 34.5% 43.9% −22%
1999 1,698 33.7% 42.3% −20%
1998 1,179 30.2% 40.1% −25%
1997 811 27.3% 38.6% −29%
1996 503 29.8% 37.6% −21%
1995 388 25.0% 36.0% −31%
1994 372 27.4% 35.1% −22%
1993 249 22.5% 35.3% −36%
1992 237 24.1% 34.3% −30%
1991 244 26.6% 33.9% −21%
1990 252 19.4% 32.2% −40%
1989 218 19.3% 31.3% −38%
1988 140 22.1% 30.7% −28%
1987 109 22.9% 30.6% −25%
1986 100 16.0% 29.8% −46%
1985 78 16.7% 29.6% −44%
1984 70 17.1% 27.9% −39%
1983 63 19.0% 28.0% −32%
1982 58 15.5% 29.2% −47%
1971 105 12.4% 20.2% −39%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 128 3.9% 10.3% −62%
Bentley 203 8.4% 10.6% −21%
Porsche 1,110 14.3% 14.8% −3%
Dacia 1,033 16.0% 24.0% −33%
Abarth 214 16.4% 20.4% −20%
Land Rover 6,362 17.8% 25.6% −30%
Lexus 1,281 18.2% 19.2% −5%
Subaru 373 18.5% 28.7% −35%
Audi 10,794 18.7% 22.0% −15%
Jaguar 3,105 20.2% 25.0% −19%
DS 802 20.3% 33.8% −40%
Skoda 2,450 20.3% 23.8% −15%
SsangYong 146 20.5% 28.9% −29%
BMW 13,747 20.8% 23.1% −10%
Isuzu 172 20.9% 41.1% −49%
Hyundai 6,764 21.2% 26.4% −20%
Jeep 619 21.5% 25.9% −17%
MG 569 22.1% 30.9% −28%
Alfa Romeo 773 22.6% 33.1% −32%
MINI 7,226 23.3% 25.8% −10%
Nissan 15,607 23.8% 29.1% −18%
Kia 4,009 23.9% 27.0% −11%
Toyota 9,729 24.0% 27.8% −14%
Mercedes-Benz 7,555 24.0% 26.2% −9%
SEAT 1,456 24.0% 28.0% −14%
Mazda 3,595 24.4% 28.6% −15%
Suzuki 2,333 24.4% 28.2% −13%
Volkswagen 14,660 24.8% 29.4% −16%
Mitsubishi 1,736 25.1% 30.4% −18%
FIAT 7,736 25.4% 32.0% −21%
Peugeot 12,767 26.6% 34.8% −24%
Ford 72,615 27.6% 31.6% −13%
Honda 4,014 27.6% 28.9% −5%
Volvo 2,315 28.5% 29.8% −4%
Citroen 8,241 28.7% 35.4% −19%
Vauxhall 25,251 29.1% 34.0% −14%
Rover 352 29.3% 43.1% −32%
SAAB 587 29.5% 39.3% −25%
Dodge 147 31.3% 41.3% −24%
Renault 13,049 31.7% 39.6% −20%
Chevrolet 1,222 32.1% 45.0% −29%
smart 254 32.3% 31.3% +3%
Chrysler 369 33.6% 41.2% −18%
Daihatsu 135 37.8% 36.7% +3%

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