MoT Data for Stevenage

Stevenage puts in a good performance, with a higher than average overall pass rate. The tables below feature green numbers predominantly, indicating a rate of failure below the national average for all the common failure causes and most car makers and years of registrations.

The best performing car maker is TVR, though TVR models are few and far between - much like Lotus and Porsche in second and third place. The best performing car with more than 1000 models tested is Mazda. It comes in with a pass rate 26% higher than its national average elsewhere in the UK. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.0% 11.9% −25%
Suspension 6.2% 9.6% −35%
Tyres 5.2% 5.8% −10%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −7%
Brakes 4.8% 7.7% −38%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −33%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.7% 3.6% −25%
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 542 10.0% 9.6% +4%
2017 16,643 11.7% 10.0% +17%
2016 17,210 13.8% 14.9% −8%
2015 17,257 16.8% 18.1% −8%
2014 16,458 19.8% 21.5% −8%
2013 15,108 22.8% 25.3% −10%
2012 13,261 25.8% 28.7% −10%
2011 12,019 29.4% 31.8% −8%
2010 12,095 32.6% 35.5% −8%
2009 11,265 34.4% 37.8% −9%
2008 10,713 37.3% 40.6% −8%
2007 11,059 38.9% 41.9% −7%
2006 9,295 40.3% 43.7% −8%
2005 7,576 41.6% 45.0% −8%
2004 6,323 41.5% 46.2% −10%
2003 4,948 42.5% 46.1% −8%
2002 3,744 41.0% 46.2% −11%
2001 2,406 42.6% 45.3% −6%
2000 1,537 41.1% 43.9% −6%
1999 1,035 39.0% 42.3% −8%
1998 737 35.5% 40.1% −11%
1997 534 34.1% 38.6% −12%
1996 375 37.3% 37.6% −1%
1995 287 30.0% 36.0% −17%
1994 235 28.1% 35.1% −20%
1993 217 29.0% 35.3% −18%
1992 164 32.3% 34.3% −6%
1991 195 31.3% 33.9% −8%
1990 197 32.0% 32.2% −1%
1989 149 25.5% 31.3% −18%
1988 122 26.2% 30.7% −15%
1987 102 24.5% 30.6% −20%
1986 81 22.2% 29.8% −25%
1985 86 20.9% 29.6% −29%
1984 52 25.0% 27.9% −10%
1983 58 25.9% 28.0% −8%
1971 122 22.1% 20.2% +10%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Maserati 112 7.1% 17.0% −58%
TVR 177 7.9% 14.7% −46%
Aston Martin 121 12.4% 10.3% +21%
Porsche 1,143 13.7% 14.8% −7%
Morgan 120 14.2% 14.9% −5%
Bentley 114 18.4% 10.6% +73%
Audi 10,185 20.9% 22.0% −5%
Skoda 4,578 21.0% 23.8% −12%
Triumph 113 21.2% 29.7% −28%
Lexus 621 21.3% 19.2% +10%
BMW 11,604 22.9% 23.1% −1%
Mazda 4,753 23.1% 28.6% −19%
Subaru 406 23.6% 28.7% −18%
Dacia 366 23.8% 24.0% −1%
Land Rover 5,666 23.9% 25.6% −7%
Kia 6,658 24.0% 27.0% −11%
Jaguar 1,972 24.1% 25.0% −3%
MINI 6,310 24.6% 25.8% −5%
Mercedes-Benz 5,724 24.7% 26.2% −6%
Jeep 386 25.1% 25.9% −3%
SEAT 3,795 25.4% 28.0% −9%
Honda 8,032 25.9% 28.9% −11%
Suzuki 1,914 26.9% 28.2% −5%
Abarth 141 27.0% 20.4% +32%
Volkswagen 19,480 27.0% 29.4% −8%
Alfa Romeo 987 27.5% 33.1% −17%
Volvo 3,054 28.2% 29.8% −6%
Hyundai 4,090 28.3% 26.4% +7%
Nissan 10,717 28.4% 29.1% −3%
MG 717 28.9% 30.9% −7%
Toyota 8,600 29.0% 27.8% +4%
Mitsubishi 1,790 29.1% 30.4% −4%
Ford 36,858 29.2% 31.6% −8%
smart 221 29.4% 31.3% −6%
FIAT 4,760 30.3% 32.0% −6%
Isuzu 220 31.8% 41.1% −23%
Peugeot 9,547 32.2% 34.8% −8%
Daihatsu 125 32.8% 36.7% −11%
DS 699 32.9% 33.8% −3%
Vauxhall 24,014 33.7% 34.0% −1%
Chrysler 212 34.4% 41.2% −16%
Rover 346 35.8% 43.1% −17%
Citroen 5,623 36.5% 35.4% +3%
SAAB 891 37.7% 39.3% −4%
Renault 5,800 40.4% 39.6% +2%
Chevrolet 455 43.3% 45.0% −4%

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