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 9.3% 11.9% −22%
Suspension 6.2% 9.6% −35%
Tyres 5.5% 5.8% −4%
Brakes 5.1% 7.7% −34%
Visibility 4.8% 5.3% −10%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −32%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.8% 3.6% −22%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −21%
Steering 1.0% 1.9% −48%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 69 2.9% 6.9% −58%
2018 396 9.6% 9.6% +0%
2017 12,589 12.7% 10.0% +26%
2016 11,645 14.7% 14.9% −1%
2015 10,537 17.0% 18.1% −6%
2014 9,484 20.1% 21.5% −7%
2013 8,493 23.3% 25.3% −8%
2012 7,485 26.4% 28.7% −8%
2011 6,658 30.4% 31.8% −4%
2010 6,731 34.3% 35.5% −3%
2009 6,258 36.1% 37.8% −5%
2008 6,021 38.0% 40.6% −6%
2007 5,917 39.7% 41.9% −5%
2006 4,956 41.2% 43.7% −6%
2005 4,357 43.0% 45.0% −5%
2004 3,613 44.1% 46.2% −4%
2003 2,779 45.0% 46.1% −3%
2002 2,057 42.2% 46.2% −9%
2001 1,389 42.2% 45.3% −7%
2000 825 44.4% 43.9% +1%
1999 582 39.3% 42.3% −7%
1998 406 39.4% 40.1% −2%
1997 287 41.1% 38.6% +6%
1996 179 41.9% 37.6% +11%
1995 168 36.9% 36.0% +2%
1994 121 43.0% 35.1% +22%
1993 91 30.8% 35.3% −13%
1992 72 29.2% 34.3% −15%
1991 95 33.7% 33.9% −1%
1990 89 31.5% 32.2% −2%
1989 62 29.0% 31.3% −7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 336 13.4% 24.0% −44%
Porsche 895 15.1% 14.8% +2%
Skoda 2,841 17.8% 23.8% −25%
Mazda 3,320 19.3% 28.6% −32%
Audi 7,139 21.9% 22.0% −0%
Kia 3,372 23.3% 27.0% −14%
BMW 8,229 24.0% 23.1% +4%
Jeep 250 24.4% 25.9% −6%
Suzuki 1,682 24.4% 28.2% −13%
Lexus 736 24.9% 19.2% +29%
Jaguar 1,491 25.3% 25.0% +1%
Land Rover 3,086 25.4% 25.6% −1%
Hyundai 3,671 25.4% 26.4% −4%
Volvo 2,138 26.1% 29.8% −13%
MINI 3,561 26.5% 25.8% +3%
SEAT 1,257 26.7% 28.0% −5%
Mitsubishi 682 27.1% 30.4% −11%
smart 187 27.3% 31.3% −13%
Volkswagen 11,679 27.9% 29.4% −5%
Toyota 7,788 28.2% 27.8% +1%
Honda 6,584 29.7% 28.9% +3%
Nissan 7,212 30.3% 29.1% +4%
Subaru 177 30.5% 28.7% +6%
Mercedes-Benz 3,859 30.5% 26.2% +16%
FIAT 2,536 31.2% 32.0% −2%
Renault 3,861 31.4% 39.6% −21%
Alfa Romeo 295 31.9% 33.1% −4%
Ford 15,427 33.1% 31.6% +5%
Peugeot 4,490 33.2% 34.8% −5%
MG 125 33.6% 30.9% +9%
Vauxhall 11,915 33.7% 34.0% −1%
DS 306 34.3% 33.8% +1%
Citroen 2,836 35.3% 35.4% −0%
SAAB 299 38.8% 39.3% −1%
Chevrolet 243 45.3% 45.0% +1%
Chrysler 114 48.2% 41.2% +17%

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