MoT Data for Swindon

Swindon is a fairly average performer, with a mixture of red and green numbers in its tables below. Most of these numbers don't deviate very far from the overall national average.

Older cars typically have below average pass rates compared to the rest of the UK, while newer cars are slightly better. The best performing manufacturer is Porsche, followed by Lexus and Honda. Honda has its UK manufacturing plant in Swindon and there are were more Honda models tested in SN postcode areas than in the typical UK postcode area. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.6% 11.9% −2%
Suspension 9.5% 9.6% −1%
Brakes 7.3% 7.7% −6%
Tyres 6.5% 5.8% +13%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −5%
Body, chassis, structure 4.1% 4.1% −1%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.8% 3.6% +6%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% −1%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.4% 1.3% +8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 53 0.0% 3.1% −100%
2018 66 4.5% 8.2% −44%
2017 662 11.0% 10.2% +8%
2016 19,592 12.6% 12.8% −2%
2015 20,072 15.1% 15.6% −3%
2014 19,515 18.4% 19.2% −4%
2013 17,789 21.5% 23.1% −7%
2012 16,337 25.7% 26.9% −4%
2011 14,916 29.0% 30.2% −4%
2010 15,143 32.9% 34.4% −4%
2009 14,277 36.1% 37.0% −3%
2008 14,554 40.5% 40.4% +0%
2007 15,327 42.8% 42.1% +1%
2006 13,518 44.9% 44.1% +2%
2005 12,068 47.5% 46.0% +3%
2004 10,279 49.5% 47.6% +4%
2003 8,384 50.0% 47.9% +4%
2002 6,615 51.0% 48.1% +6%
2001 4,349 50.0% 47.6% +5%
2000 2,822 49.9% 46.4% +7%
1999 1,923 49.3% 44.9% +10%
1998 1,285 45.0% 42.5% +6%
1997 935 43.7% 41.2% +6%
1996 641 43.7% 39.9% +9%
1995 484 41.7% 38.5% +8%
1994 386 37.3% 37.4% −0%
1993 290 37.9% 36.8% +3%
1992 263 38.8% 35.9% +8%
1991 282 37.2% 35.0% +6%
1990 271 38.4% 33.1% +16%
1989 212 42.5% 32.0% +33%
1988 191 34.0% 32.0% +6%
1987 127 36.2% 30.6% +18%
1986 123 34.1% 31.3% +9%
1985 89 29.2% 30.1% −3%
1984 81 25.9% 29.0% −11%
1983 75 30.7% 28.4% +8%
1982 51 37.3% 29.1% +28%
1980 62 30.6% 26.4% +16%
1979 60 36.7% 24.0% +53%
1971 136 29.4% 22.4% +31%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,851 17.0% 16.9% +1%
Lexus 1,053 19.8% 21.7% −9%
Abarth 205 21.0% 23.6% −11%
Ferrari 399 21.3% 9.8% +117%
Dacia 632 21.5% 23.3% −8%
Lotus 103 22.3% 18.4% +21%
Audi 12,473 24.9% 24.0% +4%
Skoda 5,955 26.1% 25.9% +1%
MINI 6,567 26.5% 27.2% −3%
BMW 13,148 26.8% 25.1% +7%
Hyundai 5,808 26.9% 28.0% −4%
Jaguar 2,896 27.1% 28.2% −4%
Kia 5,327 27.7% 29.0% −5%
smart 167 28.1% 31.6% −11%
Mercedes-Benz 6,521 29.6% 29.1% +2%
Honda 9,909 29.9% 30.7% −3%
SEAT 3,941 29.9% 31.1% −4%
Toyota 8,665 30.0% 29.3% +2%
Mazda 4,632 30.5% 30.4% +0%
Land Rover 8,955 30.6% 28.1% +9%
Suzuki 3,563 30.7% 30.5% +1%
Volvo 5,083 31.7% 32.6% −3%
Daihatsu 264 31.8% 37.3% −15%
Nissan 12,187 32.2% 31.3% +3%
FIAT 6,638 32.2% 33.7% −4%
Jeep 738 33.2% 28.1% +18%
Mitsubishi 3,944 33.4% 32.5% +3%
Subaru 962 33.7% 30.0% +12%
DS 834 33.9% 32.4% +5%
Volkswagen 25,856 34.0% 31.7% +7%
SsangYong 222 34.2% 31.6% +8%
Maserati 145 35.2% 20.0% +76%
MG 677 35.7% 35.0% +2%
Ford 38,175 36.1% 33.5% +8%
Alfa Romeo 778 37.0% 34.9% +6%
Peugeot 15,709 37.2% 37.1% +0%
Vauxhall 27,199 37.5% 36.2% +4%
Citroen 8,539 39.1% 37.6% +4%
Isuzu 339 39.5% 42.3% −6%
Chrysler 306 42.5% 42.4% +0%
SAAB 928 42.8% 40.7% +5%
Chevrolet 939 44.0% 43.9% +0%
Renault 10,283 44.6% 43.2% +3%
Rover 542 51.5% 45.4% +13%
Daewoo 101 61.4% 55.6% +10%

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