MoT Data for Watford

Watford (WD), like most London and South Eastern areas, has an above average pass rate, with lots of green numbers in the tables below. Cars here have lower than average failure rates on all the main items tested.

The green numbers, which indicate better than average performance, continue in the failure rates by year of registration and failure rates my manufacturer tables. Mazda is the best performing manufacturer, followed by Porsche and Skoda, while the worst three are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 12.0% 11.9% +1%
Suspension 7.2% 9.6% −25%
Tyres 5.6% 5.8% −4%
Brakes 5.5% 7.7% −28%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −6%
Body, chassis, structure 3.3% 4.1% −20%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.3% 3.6% −8%
Steering 1.2% 1.9% −36%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −6%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 96 9.4% 8.2% +15%
2017 517 12.8% 10.2% +25%
2016 13,139 13.1% 12.8% +2%
2015 11,831 15.5% 15.6% −1%
2014 10,503 18.5% 19.2% −4%
2013 9,090 22.3% 23.1% −3%
2012 8,111 26.9% 26.9% −0%
2011 7,430 29.9% 30.2% −1%
2010 7,409 33.3% 34.4% −3%
2009 7,009 35.9% 37.0% −3%
2008 6,763 38.5% 40.4% −4%
2007 6,908 41.1% 42.1% −3%
2006 5,941 42.4% 44.1% −4%
2005 5,360 44.2% 46.0% −4%
2004 4,549 45.0% 47.6% −5%
2003 3,628 45.9% 47.9% −4%
2002 2,763 45.9% 48.1% −5%
2001 1,816 44.8% 47.6% −6%
2000 1,166 44.9% 46.4% −3%
1999 813 45.6% 44.9% +2%
1998 537 44.1% 42.5% +4%
1997 371 41.8% 41.2% +1%
1996 250 38.0% 39.9% −5%
1995 188 45.7% 38.5% +19%
1994 141 41.1% 37.4% +10%
1993 115 37.4% 36.8% +2%
1992 89 31.5% 35.9% −12%
1991 126 32.5% 35.0% −7%
1990 120 29.2% 33.1% −12%
1989 102 32.4% 32.0% +1%
1988 59 32.2% 32.0% +1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 112 1.8% 9.8% −82%
Porsche 753 16.5% 16.9% −2%
Dacia 287 17.8% 23.3% −24%
Skoda 2,656 20.6% 25.9% −21%
Mazda 3,511 21.1% 30.4% −31%
Lexus 737 24.2% 21.7% +11%
DS 322 25.2% 32.4% −22%
Suzuki 1,617 25.2% 30.5% −17%
Audi 7,090 25.3% 24.0% +5%
BMW 8,447 26.2% 25.1% +5%
Land Rover 3,042 26.4% 28.1% −6%
MINI 3,466 26.9% 27.2% −1%
Jaguar 1,461 27.2% 28.2% −4%
Kia 3,170 28.1% 29.0% −3%
Hyundai 3,551 28.3% 28.0% +1%
Volvo 2,206 29.2% 32.6% −10%
SEAT 1,295 30.0% 31.1% −4%
Nissan 7,429 30.1% 31.3% −4%
Toyota 7,824 30.2% 29.3% +3%
Volkswagen 11,698 30.3% 31.7% −4%
Jeep 272 30.5% 28.1% +8%
MG 156 30.8% 35.0% −12%
Subaru 181 30.9% 30.0% +3%
Honda 6,774 31.1% 30.7% +1%
Mitsubishi 720 31.4% 32.5% −3%
Mercedes-Benz 4,232 31.8% 29.1% +10%
smart 224 33.0% 31.6% +4%
FIAT 2,612 33.4% 33.7% −1%
Alfa Romeo 312 34.9% 34.9% +0%
Renault 4,210 35.0% 43.2% −19%
Ford 15,767 35.2% 33.5% +5%
Vauxhall 12,920 35.3% 36.2% −2%
Peugeot 4,732 36.6% 37.1% −1%
Citroen 3,107 38.0% 37.6% +1%
Chevrolet 269 38.3% 43.9% −13%
SAAB 389 40.6% 40.7% −0%
Chrysler 140 45.7% 42.4% +8%
Rover 166 50.0% 45.4% +10%

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