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 10.8% 11.9% −10%
Suspension 6.4% 9.6% −33%
Brakes 5.2% 7.7% −33%
Visibility 4.9% 5.3% −9%
Tyres 4.5% 5.8% −22%
Body, chassis, structure 3.0% 4.1% −28%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.7% 3.6% −25%
Steering 1.3% 1.9% −35%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 116 4.3% 8.2% −47%
2017 843 9.3% 10.2% −10%
2016 19,971 9.9% 12.8% −23%
2015 19,507 12.7% 15.6% −18%
2014 18,599 16.2% 19.2% −16%
2013 17,009 19.4% 23.1% −16%
2012 15,176 22.2% 26.9% −18%
2011 14,648 24.3% 30.2% −20%
2010 15,272 27.5% 34.4% −20%
2009 14,998 30.2% 37.0% −18%
2008 15,591 32.8% 40.4% −19%
2007 16,809 34.4% 42.1% −18%
2006 15,114 35.1% 44.1% −20%
2005 13,426 37.4% 46.0% −19%
2004 12,132 38.3% 47.6% −20%
2003 10,162 38.7% 47.9% −19%
2002 7,659 39.5% 48.1% −18%
2001 5,132 38.2% 47.6% −20%
2000 3,146 37.8% 46.4% −18%
1999 2,313 35.1% 44.9% −22%
1998 1,539 33.2% 42.5% −22%
1997 1,121 33.1% 41.2% −20%
1996 682 32.0% 39.9% −20%
1995 502 31.5% 38.5% −18%
1994 458 27.9% 37.4% −25%
1993 304 28.9% 36.8% −21%
1992 266 30.1% 35.9% −16%
1991 312 27.2% 35.0% −22%
1990 322 21.1% 33.1% −36%
1989 278 19.8% 32.0% −38%
1988 166 15.7% 32.0% −51%
1987 148 16.9% 30.6% −45%
1986 113 23.0% 31.3% −27%
1985 83 14.5% 30.1% −52%
1984 86 14.0% 29.0% −52%
1983 67 22.4% 28.4% −21%
1982 63 19.0% 29.1% −35%
1980 54 13.0% 26.4% −51%
1979 55 29.1% 24.0% +21%
1971 175 13.1% 22.4% −41%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 142 4.2% 12.5% −66%
Bentley 205 4.4% 12.4% −65%
Triumph 101 12.9% 32.1% −60%
Porsche 1,082 13.3% 16.9% −21%
Dacia 864 13.3% 23.3% −43%
Audi 11,052 19.4% 24.0% −19%
Lexus 1,312 20.1% 21.7% −7%
Land Rover 6,182 20.3% 28.1% −28%
SsangYong 132 20.5% 31.6% −35%
Alfa Romeo 838 21.4% 34.9% −39%
Hyundai 6,712 22.1% 28.0% −21%
Skoda 2,447 22.2% 25.9% −14%
BMW 14,540 22.5% 25.1% −10%
Subaru 435 23.2% 30.0% −23%
Jaguar 3,151 23.2% 28.2% −18%
Jeep 659 24.1% 28.1% −14%
Toyota 10,106 24.2% 29.3% −17%
MINI 7,331 24.3% 27.2% −11%
smart 279 24.4% 31.6% −23%
Suzuki 2,305 24.4% 30.5% −20%
Isuzu 175 24.6% 42.3% −42%
Abarth 161 24.8% 23.6% +5%
SEAT 1,472 24.9% 31.1% −20%
Nissan 15,654 25.1% 31.3% −20%
LTI 146 25.3% 40.0% −37%
MG 670 25.4% 35.0% −28%
Kia 3,743 25.5% 29.0% −12%
Mazda 3,789 26.0% 30.4% −15%
Mercedes-Benz 8,201 26.0% 29.1% −11%
DS 787 26.2% 32.4% −19%
Volkswagen 15,056 26.6% 31.7% −16%
FIAT 7,948 26.8% 33.7% −21%
Mitsubishi 1,907 28.2% 32.5% −13%
Dodge 187 28.3% 43.8% −35%
Peugeot 13,706 28.6% 37.1% −23%
Honda 4,118 28.9% 30.7% −6%
Ford 74,698 29.6% 33.5% −12%
Volvo 2,374 29.7% 32.6% −9%
Citroen 8,727 31.2% 37.6% −17%
SAAB 769 31.3% 40.7% −23%
Vauxhall 26,358 31.7% 36.2% −12%
Chevrolet 1,440 31.9% 43.9% −27%
Renault 14,029 34.1% 43.2% −21%
Chrysler 524 34.2% 42.4% −19%
Daihatsu 148 35.8% 37.3% −4%
Rover 508 36.2% 45.4% −20%
Daewoo 125 46.4% 55.6% −17%

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