MoT Data for Wolverhampton

There’s a lot of red in the tables for Wolverhampton (WV) which indicates below average MoT pass rates. Much like elsewhere in the country, the most common cause for an MOT failure is lighting and signalling, but the failure rate is 10 per cent higher in a WV postcodes than the national average, so check all of your bulbs before your test.

Even new cars seems to suffer in Wolverhampton, with above average failure rates for 2010 and 2009 registered cars. Porsche is the best performing car maker, while the best maker with more than 1000 models tested is Audi, with a pass rate of 70.8 per cent. The worst performing manufacturers are Rover, Daewoo and Renault. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.3% 16.7% +9%
Suspension 11.9% 12.1% −1%
Brakes 8.8% 9.0% −2%
Tyres 7.3% 7.2% +2%
Driver's view of the road 6.6% 6.2% +7%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.7% 3.6% +2%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% −0%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −3%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.4% 1.1% +20%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 94 14.9% 11.6% +29%
2015 540 15.0% 13.2% +14%
2014 12,048 14.3% 14.3% +0%
2013 10,982 18.4% 16.9% +9%
2012 9,952 22.3% 20.9% +7%
2011 9,339 25.5% 24.6% +4%
2010 9,545 30.7% 29.2% +5%
2009 9,257 34.2% 32.8% +4%
2008 10,195 39.0% 37.0% +6%
2007 11,360 40.8% 39.6% +3%
2006 10,486 43.2% 42.2% +3%
2005 9,786 45.4% 45.0% +1%
2004 9,156 47.0% 47.4% −1%
2003 7,626 47.7% 48.6% −2%
2002 6,173 48.2% 49.6% −3%
2001 4,107 48.9% 49.6% −1%
2000 2,437 48.6% 49.2% −1%
1999 1,616 47.6% 48.8% −2%
1998 966 46.2% 46.8% −1%
1997 659 44.0% 45.5% −3%
1996 446 40.1% 44.2% −9%
1995 363 43.0% 42.3% +2%
1994 259 40.9% 41.0% −0%
1993 205 32.7% 40.5% −19%
1992 144 28.5% 39.1% −27%
1991 164 29.9% 38.9% −23%
1990 162 32.7% 37.1% −12%
1989 128 32.8% 35.2% −7%
1988 82 34.1% 35.0% −2%
1987 64 34.4% 34.4% +0%
1971 158 30.4% 24.9% +22%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 326 16.3% 20.3% −20%
MINI 784 17.6% 29.3% −40%
Porsche 662 19.0% 19.3% −1%
Lexus 973 22.4% 23.4% −4%
Triumph 110 25.5% 29.9% −15%
Audi 6,702 25.5% 25.5% −0%
Skoda 2,299 25.8% 28.3% −9%
Subaru 454 26.2% 32.8% −20%
Mazda 2,571 28.6% 32.2% −11%
BMW 6,153 28.9% 26.9% +8%
Honda 5,156 29.6% 31.1% −5%
Alfa Romeo 667 30.1% 36.8% −18%
Toyota 6,418 30.2% 30.1% +0%
Land Rover 2,850 30.8% 31.0% −1%
Hyundai 2,822 30.9% 29.4% +5%
Volvo 1,829 30.9% 35.1% −12%
SEAT 2,589 30.9% 32.6% −5%
Jaguar 1,960 32.2% 31.3% +3%
MG 605 33.1% 41.7% −21%
Nissan 6,542 33.4% 33.3% +0%
Kia 2,464 33.6% 30.7% +9%
Volkswagen 11,945 33.7% 33.1% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 4,820 34.6% 30.4% +14%
Daihatsu 153 35.9% 36.1% −1%
Suzuki 1,598 36.0% 32.4% +11%
Jeep 259 37.1% 36.0% +3%
Mitsubishi 1,188 37.7% 36.4% +4%
Ford 23,801 38.2% 35.2% +9%
Chrysler 291 39.2% 41.8% −6%
FIAT 3,779 39.4% 36.8% +7%
SAAB 589 40.9% 40.6% +1%
Vauxhall 22,105 41.0% 39.0% +5%
Peugeot 10,034 41.1% 40.4% +2%
Chevrolet 1,148 41.3% 40.5% +2%
Rover 808 42.6% 47.0% −9%
Citroen 5,742 43.5% 40.6% +7%
Renault 9,973 46.8% 47.4% −1%
Daewoo 132 48.5% 55.6% −13%

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