MoT Data for St Albans

There are very few red numbers in the tables for St Albans, indicating that it's a good area for MoT pass rates. Most of the numbers in the car makers and year of registration tables show above average pass rates, while the table for the most common causes of failure is all green. 

Luxury car makers have the highest pass rates, as is fairly typical across the UK. Aston Martin comes in at the top, but few were tested. The best maker with more than 1000 models tested is Porsche, followed by Lexus, Jaguar and Toyota. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.2% 11.9% −6%
Suspension 6.5% 9.6% −33%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −6%
Tyres 4.9% 5.8% −16%
Brakes 4.8% 7.7% −37%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −32%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.7% 3.6% −23%
Steering 1.1% 1.9% −43%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 52 3.8% 8.2% −53%
2017 401 8.7% 10.2% −15%
2016 13,730 11.8% 12.8% −8%
2015 12,161 14.8% 15.6% −5%
2014 11,320 17.0% 19.2% −11%
2013 10,093 21.1% 23.1% −9%
2012 8,954 24.2% 26.9% −10%
2011 7,949 26.6% 30.2% −12%
2010 7,908 30.6% 34.4% −11%
2009 7,648 33.4% 37.0% −10%
2008 7,314 36.1% 40.4% −11%
2007 7,467 38.6% 42.1% −8%
2006 6,598 40.1% 44.1% −9%
2005 5,556 41.4% 46.0% −10%
2004 4,645 43.5% 47.6% −9%
2003 3,947 43.9% 47.9% −8%
2002 3,005 43.9% 48.1% −9%
2001 2,045 42.9% 47.6% −10%
2000 1,264 42.1% 46.4% −9%
1999 854 39.6% 44.9% −12%
1998 587 39.9% 42.5% −6%
1997 439 40.1% 41.2% −3%
1996 300 33.7% 39.9% −16%
1995 208 33.7% 38.5% −13%
1994 154 37.0% 37.4% −1%
1993 123 38.2% 36.8% +4%
1992 122 33.6% 35.9% −6%
1991 143 38.5% 35.0% +10%
1990 130 25.4% 33.1% −23%
1989 103 25.2% 32.0% −21%
1988 80 23.8% 32.0% −26%
1987 72 38.9% 30.6% +27%
1986 55 32.7% 31.3% +4%
1971 56 12.5% 22.4% −44%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,894 13.1% 16.9% −22%
Aston Martin 463 14.0% 12.5% +13%
Abarth 137 16.1% 23.6% −32%
Lexus 1,814 16.1% 21.7% −26%
Dacia 217 16.6% 23.3% −29%
Hyundai 3,638 19.3% 28.0% −31%
Jeep 420 21.0% 28.1% −26%
Audi 7,574 22.2% 24.0% −8%
SEAT 2,315 23.7% 31.1% −24%
Nissan 8,120 23.9% 31.3% −24%
Skoda 1,696 23.9% 25.9% −8%
Kia 2,901 24.1% 29.0% −17%
Mazda 2,644 24.9% 30.4% −18%
FIAT 4,033 25.1% 33.7% −25%
Honda 6,442 25.1% 30.7% −18%
Jaguar 1,879 25.4% 28.2% −10%
BMW 6,254 25.5% 25.1% +2%
MINI 3,003 27.8% 27.2% +2%
Volkswagen 13,847 28.3% 31.7% −11%
Daihatsu 120 28.3% 37.3% −24%
Toyota 7,421 28.4% 29.3% −3%
Alfa Romeo 472 28.6% 34.9% −18%
Land Rover 4,046 28.9% 28.1% +3%
smart 106 29.2% 31.6% −8%
DS 353 29.7% 32.4% −8%
Subaru 231 29.9% 30.0% −0%
SAAB 739 30.7% 40.7% −25%
Mercedes-Benz 3,271 30.7% 29.1% +6%
Suzuki 891 30.9% 30.5% +1%
MG 199 31.7% 35.0% −10%
Ford 19,397 32.4% 33.5% −3%
Volvo 2,527 33.1% 32.6% +2%
Peugeot 5,121 34.4% 37.1% −7%
Mitsubishi 725 34.6% 32.5% +7%
Vauxhall 13,939 34.9% 36.2% −4%
Citroen 3,971 35.6% 37.6% −5%
Rover 201 36.8% 45.4% −19%
Chevrolet 314 38.2% 43.9% −13%
Renault 3,643 40.5% 43.2% −6%
Chrysler 181 42.0% 42.4% −1%

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