MoT Data for Taunton

Taunton is one of the poorest areas in the country when it comes to MoT pass rates, as are neighbouring postcode areas Plymouth and Torquay. Every item in the common failures table has a higher than average failure rate, as do most of the numbers in the pass rate by year of registration and pass rate by manufacturer tables.

The best performing car maker is - strangely - Perodua, although very few were tested so the numbers don't count for much. The best maker with more than 1000 models tested is Hyundai, followed by Honda. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.2% 11.9% +19%
Suspension 11.6% 9.6% +21%
Brakes 8.2% 7.7% +6%
Tyres 6.7% 5.8% +16%
Visibility 6.5% 5.3% +22%
Body, chassis, structure 5.0% 4.1% +22%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.8% 3.6% +35%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +33%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.8% 1.3% +40%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 355 7.9% 10.2% −23%
2016 11,299 12.9% 12.8% +0%
2015 11,197 16.0% 15.6% +2%
2014 10,994 17.6% 19.2% −8%
2013 10,769 21.4% 23.1% −7%
2012 9,813 24.8% 26.9% −8%
2011 9,547 28.4% 30.2% −6%
2010 10,437 33.4% 34.4% −3%
2009 10,734 36.8% 37.0% −1%
2008 11,525 42.3% 40.4% +5%
2007 12,734 45.2% 42.1% +7%
2006 11,513 47.8% 44.1% +8%
2005 10,541 50.3% 46.0% +9%
2004 9,456 53.0% 47.6% +11%
2003 7,903 53.7% 47.9% +12%
2002 6,171 54.5% 48.1% +13%
2001 4,253 54.3% 47.6% +14%
2000 2,657 53.2% 46.4% +15%
1999 1,916 51.2% 44.9% +14%
1998 1,312 51.1% 42.5% +20%
1997 858 50.3% 41.2% +22%
1996 670 47.8% 39.9% +20%
1995 502 48.6% 38.5% +26%
1994 381 48.6% 37.4% +30%
1993 327 49.2% 36.8% +34%
1992 257 46.7% 35.9% +30%
1991 287 43.9% 35.0% +26%
1990 243 44.0% 33.1% +33%
1989 204 38.7% 32.0% +21%
1988 126 46.0% 32.0% +44%
1987 118 50.8% 30.6% +66%
1986 110 38.2% 31.3% +22%
1985 73 42.5% 30.1% +41%
1984 65 41.5% 29.0% +43%
1983 73 37.0% 28.4% +30%
1982 65 38.5% 29.1% +32%
1980 56 33.9% 26.4% +28%
1979 58 25.9% 24.0% +8%
1971 122 25.4% 22.4% +13%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Perodua 107 19.6% 31.2% −37%
Porsche 455 22.2% 16.9% +32%
TVR 144 22.2% 17.8% +25%
Dacia 304 24.0% 23.3% +3%
Hyundai 4,074 25.5% 28.0% −9%
smart 114 26.3% 31.6% −17%
Lexus 317 27.1% 21.7% +25%
DS 813 29.5% 32.4% −9%
Triumph 105 29.5% 32.1% −8%
BMW 7,861 29.7% 25.1% +18%
Subaru 1,013 30.1% 30.0% +0%
Kia 3,034 30.4% 29.0% +5%
Skoda 4,184 30.8% 25.9% +19%
MINI 4,070 31.3% 27.2% +15%
Audi 7,658 32.0% 24.0% +33%
Mazda 3,836 32.1% 30.4% +6%
Suzuki 3,100 32.3% 30.5% +6%
Honda 6,832 33.5% 30.7% +9%
Toyota 7,944 34.2% 29.3% +17%
Nissan 9,281 34.5% 31.3% +10%
Jaguar 1,889 34.6% 28.2% +22%
Mercedes-Benz 4,063 34.9% 29.1% +20%
MG 550 35.8% 35.0% +2%
FIAT 4,677 35.9% 33.7% +7%
Land Rover 8,370 36.9% 28.1% +31%
Alfa Romeo 433 37.2% 34.9% +7%
Volkswagen 20,534 37.6% 31.7% +19%
Volvo 3,139 37.6% 32.6% +15%
Daihatsu 470 37.7% 37.3% +1%
Peugeot 14,378 39.1% 37.1% +5%
Isuzu 447 39.6% 42.3% −6%
Citroen 8,239 39.9% 37.6% +6%
Ford 30,599 40.2% 33.5% +20%
Mitsubishi 3,193 40.2% 32.5% +24%
Jeep 409 41.6% 28.1% +48%
Vauxhall 18,624 41.8% 36.2% +16%
SEAT 2,263 41.8% 31.1% +34%
Chevrolet 441 42.4% 43.9% −3%
Proton 148 47.3% 47.3% −0%
SAAB 993 47.5% 40.7% +17%
Renault 7,214 49.6% 43.2% +15%
Rover 599 52.6% 45.4% +16%
Chrysler 188 53.7% 42.4% +27%
Daewoo 131 66.4% 55.6% +19%

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