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 13.3% 11.9% +11%
Suspension 9.1% 9.6% −4%
Brakes 7.3% 7.7% −5%
Tyres 5.7% 5.8% −2%
Visibility 5.5% 5.3% +4%
Body, chassis, structure 4.1% 4.1% −1%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.3% 3.6% −6%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% −2%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.3% 1.3% +2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 101 7.9% 8.2% −3%
2017 743 10.8% 10.2% +5%
2016 16,301 13.9% 12.8% +8%
2015 16,013 16.0% 15.6% +3%
2014 15,329 19.3% 19.2% +1%
2013 14,122 23.2% 23.1% +0%
2012 12,510 27.6% 26.9% +3%
2011 11,699 31.0% 30.2% +3%
2010 11,661 35.4% 34.4% +3%
2009 11,006 38.0% 37.0% +3%
2008 11,870 41.0% 40.4% +2%
2007 12,279 42.1% 42.1% −0%
2006 10,631 43.6% 44.1% −1%
2005 9,235 44.1% 46.0% −4%
2004 7,699 46.5% 47.6% −2%
2003 6,006 45.6% 47.9% −5%
2002 4,385 44.8% 48.1% −7%
2001 2,717 45.8% 47.6% −4%
2000 1,638 44.5% 46.4% −4%
1999 1,118 42.9% 44.9% −4%
1998 702 40.6% 42.5% −4%
1997 498 38.0% 41.2% −8%
1996 337 35.0% 39.9% −12%
1995 280 33.6% 38.5% −13%
1994 252 30.6% 37.4% −18%
1993 188 31.4% 36.8% −15%
1992 144 31.3% 35.9% −13%
1991 157 31.8% 35.0% −9%
1990 161 36.0% 33.1% +9%
1989 130 35.4% 32.0% +11%
1988 101 37.6% 32.0% +17%
1987 63 31.7% 30.6% +4%
1985 60 43.3% 30.1% +44%
1971 81 34.6% 22.4% +54%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 986 14.5% 16.9% −14%
Lexus 1,233 21.0% 21.7% −3%
Dacia 721 22.1% 23.3% −6%
Subaru 443 24.2% 30.0% −19%
Skoda 3,357 24.8% 25.9% −4%
Audi 9,464 24.9% 24.0% +4%
Land Rover 4,036 25.5% 28.1% −9%
BMW 10,383 25.6% 25.1% +2%
Jeep 440 25.7% 28.1% −9%
MINI 4,175 26.1% 27.2% −4%
Suzuki 2,236 26.7% 30.5% −13%
MG 523 27.5% 35.0% −21%
Jaguar 2,398 27.7% 28.2% −2%
Mazda 3,436 28.0% 30.4% −8%
Hyundai 4,255 28.4% 28.0% +1%
Alfa Romeo 769 29.1% 34.9% −16%
Honda 6,245 29.2% 30.7% −5%
Toyota 7,919 29.4% 29.3% +0%
Nissan 9,717 29.4% 31.3% −6%
Volvo 2,492 30.1% 32.6% −7%
SEAT 3,533 30.8% 31.1% −1%
Mitsubishi 1,455 30.9% 32.5% −5%
Kia 3,555 31.9% 29.0% +10%
Volkswagen 15,760 32.3% 31.7% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 6,254 32.4% 29.1% +12%
DS 889 33.5% 32.4% +4%
FIAT 4,804 33.8% 33.7% +0%
Daihatsu 155 34.2% 37.3% −8%
Peugeot 11,511 35.6% 37.1% −4%
Ford 29,536 35.7% 33.5% +7%
Vauxhall 26,353 37.5% 36.2% +4%
Renault 11,901 39.5% 43.2% −9%
Chrysler 272 39.7% 42.4% −6%
Citroen 6,038 40.7% 37.6% +8%
Isuzu 147 40.8% 42.3% −3%
SAAB 535 42.8% 40.7% +5%
Chevrolet 1,140 42.9% 43.9% −2%
Rover 547 44.4% 45.4% −2%
Dodge 115 45.2% 43.8% +3%

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