MoT Data for Swansea

Swansea is fairly typical of coastal areas, with quite a lot of red numbers in the tables below. These indicate below average MoT pass rates. Every number in the common causes for failure table is red and almost every number in the year of registration table is red too.

The best performing manufacturer is Porsche, followed by Lexus and Triumph - but few were tested. The best performing maker with more than 1000 cars tested is Toyota, with a pass rate of 70.2 per cent. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 13.6% 11.9% +14%
Suspension 10.7% 9.6% +12%
Brakes 9.3% 7.7% +20%
Tyres 7.5% 5.8% +30%
Visibility 5.6% 5.3% +5%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +8%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.7% 3.6% +6%
Steering 2.4% 1.9% +26%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.6% 1.3% +26%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 57 8.8% 8.2% +7%
2017 916 13.9% 10.2% +35%
2016 31,058 15.7% 12.8% +22%
2015 30,211 17.5% 15.6% +12%
2014 30,317 21.1% 19.2% +10%
2013 27,629 25.3% 23.1% +9%
2012 23,912 29.3% 26.9% +9%
2011 21,406 33.9% 30.2% +12%
2010 22,076 38.1% 34.4% +11%
2009 20,538 40.6% 37.0% +10%
2008 20,633 44.5% 40.4% +10%
2007 21,276 46.8% 42.1% +11%
2006 18,299 49.1% 44.1% +11%
2005 15,731 50.7% 46.0% +10%
2004 13,124 51.9% 47.6% +9%
2003 10,532 51.9% 47.9% +8%
2002 7,788 53.1% 48.1% +10%
2001 4,681 53.6% 47.6% +13%
2000 2,915 50.3% 46.4% +8%
1999 2,070 48.6% 44.9% +8%
1998 1,452 48.4% 42.5% +14%
1997 967 44.2% 41.2% +7%
1996 686 42.1% 39.9% +6%
1995 563 40.9% 38.5% +6%
1994 402 40.3% 37.4% +8%
1993 388 41.8% 36.8% +13%
1992 325 43.1% 35.9% +20%
1991 336 39.9% 35.0% +14%
1990 299 36.1% 33.1% +9%
1989 241 35.3% 32.0% +10%
1988 170 35.9% 32.0% +12%
1987 143 35.7% 30.6% +17%
1986 113 32.7% 31.3% +5%
1985 101 30.7% 30.1% +2%
1984 93 24.7% 29.0% −15%
1983 73 23.3% 28.4% −18%
1982 54 22.2% 29.1% −24%
1980 91 20.9% 26.4% −21%
1979 58 12.1% 24.0% −50%
1971 123 18.7% 22.4% −17%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 105 17.1% 12.4% +39%
Porsche 685 19.4% 16.9% +15%
Abarth 115 26.1% 23.6% +10%
BMW 14,894 26.5% 25.1% +6%
Lexus 549 26.6% 21.7% +22%
Dacia 3,453 27.7% 23.3% +19%
Audi 14,621 28.0% 24.0% +16%
Skoda 7,504 28.4% 25.9% +9%
Toyota 17,256 29.4% 29.3% +0%
Hyundai 9,141 29.8% 28.0% +6%
MINI 5,965 30.4% 27.2% +12%
Volvo 6,720 31.5% 32.6% −3%
Kia 11,040 31.8% 29.0% +10%
Suzuki 7,453 32.4% 30.5% +6%
SsangYong 538 32.5% 31.6% +3%
Mazda 6,306 32.7% 30.4% +8%
Honda 8,515 33.0% 30.7% +7%
Jeep 743 33.0% 28.1% +17%
Jaguar 3,170 33.5% 28.2% +19%
Land Rover 9,131 33.6% 28.1% +20%
SEAT 6,899 33.7% 31.1% +8%
MG 780 33.7% 35.0% −4%
Nissan 14,969 33.9% 31.3% +9%
DS 2,671 34.1% 32.4% +6%
Mercedes-Benz 7,955 34.2% 29.1% +18%
Mitsubishi 5,865 34.2% 32.5% +5%
smart 141 34.8% 31.6% +10%
Volkswagen 36,525 35.6% 31.7% +12%
Subaru 616 36.5% 30.0% +22%
FIAT 12,659 37.0% 33.7% +10%
Ford 61,023 37.3% 33.5% +11%
Alfa Romeo 680 37.5% 34.9% +8%
Isuzu 1,282 37.9% 42.3% −10%
Peugeot 20,346 39.1% 37.1% +5%
Vauxhall 40,644 39.6% 36.2% +9%
Citroen 16,600 40.4% 37.6% +7%
SAAB 1,080 42.7% 40.7% +5%
Daihatsu 673 44.6% 37.3% +20%
Rover 741 45.5% 45.4% +0%
Renault 23,347 45.9% 43.2% +6%
Proton 113 46.9% 47.3% −1%
Chrysler 302 47.0% 42.4% +11%
Chevrolet 1,552 48.0% 43.9% +9%
Daewoo 138 61.6% 55.6% +11%
Talbot 159 62.3% 47.4% +31%

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