MoT Data for Torquay

Torquay isn't a strong performer, much like neighbouring areas in the far south west. Almost all of the numbers in the tables below are red, which indicates below average pass rates in all the common items. It's the same story for most years of registration and manufacturers.

Porsche is the best performing manufacturer, but despite that fact its pass rate is still 26% lower when tested in TQ areas versus the national average.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.0% 11.9% +18%
Suspension 12.0% 9.6% +26%
Brakes 9.5% 7.7% +24%
Tyres 7.5% 5.8% +29%
Visibility 6.6% 5.3% +23%
Body, chassis, structure 5.9% 4.1% +43%
Noise, emissions and leaks 5.0% 3.6% +39%
Steering 2.9% 1.9% +51%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 2.2% 1.3% +75%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 97 4.1% 8.2% −50%
2017 329 8.2% 10.2% −20%
2016 8,008 13.3% 12.8% +3%
2015 8,620 15.1% 15.6% −3%
2014 8,813 18.1% 19.2% −6%
2013 8,555 20.9% 23.1% −10%
2012 7,938 25.9% 26.9% −4%
2011 7,646 28.3% 30.2% −6%
2010 8,338 32.8% 34.4% −5%
2009 8,844 36.6% 37.0% −1%
2008 8,900 41.8% 40.4% +4%
2007 9,695 44.5% 42.1% +6%
2006 9,029 48.2% 44.1% +9%
2005 8,709 51.6% 46.0% +12%
2004 7,924 54.5% 47.6% +14%
2003 6,669 55.1% 47.9% +15%
2002 5,214 56.5% 48.1% +17%
2001 3,695 55.6% 47.6% +17%
2000 2,386 55.7% 46.4% +20%
1999 1,669 54.7% 44.9% +22%
1998 1,195 53.1% 42.5% +25%
1997 850 53.8% 41.2% +31%
1996 628 52.9% 39.9% +32%
1995 482 52.5% 38.5% +36%
1994 361 44.9% 37.4% +20%
1993 251 49.0% 36.8% +33%
1992 232 50.9% 35.9% +42%
1991 243 50.2% 35.0% +44%
1990 223 52.0% 33.1% +57%
1989 197 46.2% 32.0% +44%
1988 120 48.3% 32.0% +51%
1987 96 47.9% 30.6% +57%
1986 71 32.4% 31.3% +3%
1985 82 39.0% 30.1% +29%
1983 56 37.5% 28.4% +32%
1971 102 35.3% 22.4% +58%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 112 17.0% 12.5% +36%
Dacia 249 19.7% 23.3% −16%
Porsche 366 21.9% 16.9% +30%
Lexus 368 28.0% 21.7% +29%
DS 504 29.0% 32.4% −10%
Skoda 3,094 29.1% 25.9% +12%
Hyundai 3,930 30.4% 28.0% +9%
MINI 3,332 31.0% 27.2% +14%
Honda 8,186 31.3% 30.7% +2%
BMW 6,465 31.9% 25.1% +27%
Kia 1,989 33.3% 29.0% +15%
SEAT 2,581 33.4% 31.1% +7%
Audi 4,736 33.8% 24.0% +41%
Subaru 970 34.1% 30.0% +14%
smart 172 34.3% 31.6% +8%
Mazda 3,750 35.9% 30.4% +18%
Suzuki 2,752 35.9% 30.5% +18%
Toyota 7,043 36.7% 29.3% +25%
Jaguar 1,341 37.8% 28.2% +34%
FIAT 4,130 38.0% 33.7% +13%
Volkswagen 16,407 38.2% 31.7% +21%
Volvo 2,878 38.3% 32.6% +18%
Daihatsu 457 38.7% 37.3% +4%
Mercedes-Benz 3,561 39.0% 29.1% +34%
Isuzu 447 39.1% 42.3% −7%
Jeep 271 39.5% 28.1% +40%
Alfa Romeo 332 39.8% 34.9% +14%
Vauxhall 15,817 40.5% 36.2% +12%
Ford 23,300 40.8% 33.5% +22%
Peugeot 10,378 41.1% 37.1% +11%
Nissan 6,262 41.7% 31.3% +33%
Land Rover 4,717 42.1% 28.1% +50%
Citroen 6,809 42.5% 37.6% +13%
SAAB 598 43.0% 40.7% +6%
Mitsubishi 2,477 44.1% 32.5% +36%
MG 575 45.4% 35.0% +30%
Chevrolet 678 46.8% 43.9% +6%
Chrysler 151 47.7% 42.4% +13%
Renault 5,307 52.9% 43.2% +22%
Rover 763 54.1% 45.4% +19%
Daewoo 215 58.6% 55.6% +5%

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