MoT Data for York

York is a fairly average performer when it comes to MoT pass rates, although some key areas - namely suspension and brakes - have higher failure rates in YO areas than they do on average elsewhere in the UK.

The pass rate by year of registration table has a lot of red numbers in it indicating performance below the national average. Porsche, Lotus and Smart are the manufacturers with the highest pass rate, though Toyota is the best manufacturer with more than 1000 models tested. Rover, Talbot and Daewoo are at the bottom of the pile.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 12.7% 9.6% +33%
Brakes 10.8% 7.7% +40%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.6% 11.9% −11%
Tyres 5.7% 5.8% −1%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −1%
Body, chassis, structure 4.8% 4.1% +15%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.8% 3.6% +6%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +32%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.3% 1.3% +3%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 866 8.4% 10.2% −18%
2016 25,871 12.1% 12.8% −6%
2015 24,927 15.5% 15.6% −1%
2014 23,579 19.2% 19.2% −0%
2013 21,226 24.0% 23.1% +4%
2012 18,404 29.5% 26.9% +10%
2011 16,539 33.0% 30.2% +9%
2010 16,839 39.1% 34.4% +14%
2009 15,659 41.8% 37.0% +13%
2008 15,215 46.8% 40.4% +16%
2007 15,651 49.4% 42.1% +17%
2006 13,564 52.4% 44.1% +19%
2005 11,344 53.9% 46.0% +17%
2004 9,336 56.0% 47.6% +18%
2003 7,433 55.2% 47.9% +15%
2002 5,179 55.9% 48.1% +16%
2001 3,168 55.7% 47.6% +17%
2000 1,824 49.9% 46.4% +8%
1999 1,194 49.9% 44.9% +11%
1998 869 47.6% 42.5% +12%
1997 643 44.2% 41.2% +7%
1996 430 43.3% 39.9% +8%
1995 369 43.1% 38.5% +12%
1994 303 41.9% 37.4% +12%
1993 232 40.9% 36.8% +11%
1992 233 39.1% 35.9% +9%
1991 294 39.8% 35.0% +14%
1990 242 33.5% 33.1% +1%
1989 224 30.4% 32.0% −5%
1988 143 32.2% 32.0% +0%
1987 126 32.5% 30.6% +6%
1986 112 33.0% 31.3% +5%
1985 105 24.8% 30.1% −18%
1984 64 34.4% 29.0% +18%
1983 79 32.9% 28.4% +16%
1982 52 36.5% 29.1% +25%
1981 72 30.6% 27.7% +10%
1980 65 23.1% 26.4% −13%
1979 67 25.4% 24.0% +6%
1971 155 23.9% 22.4% +7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 162 10.5% 12.4% −15%
Aston Martin 122 14.8% 12.5% +18%
Porsche 1,113 18.1% 16.9% +7%
Lotus 117 21.4% 18.4% +16%
BMW 12,252 24.1% 25.1% −4%
Lexus 499 24.6% 21.7% +13%
Skoda 7,292 26.3% 25.9% +2%
Audi 11,497 26.5% 24.0% +10%
Dacia 959 26.8% 23.3% +15%
Abarth 107 28.0% 23.6% +19%
MINI 6,932 28.2% 27.2% +4%
SEAT 4,337 29.3% 31.1% −6%
Hyundai 6,506 30.1% 28.0% +7%
Land Rover 10,214 30.6% 28.1% +9%
Mazda 5,045 30.8% 30.4% +1%
Isuzu 1,064 31.0% 42.3% −27%
Honda 7,880 32.0% 30.7% +4%
Volkswagen 23,860 32.4% 31.7% +2%
Kia 8,748 32.8% 29.0% +13%
Toyota 12,182 32.8% 29.3% +12%
Jeep 629 32.9% 28.1% +17%
Jaguar 2,834 32.9% 28.2% +17%
Volvo 8,462 33.0% 32.6% +1%
Subaru 670 34.8% 30.0% +16%
smart 152 34.9% 31.6% +10%
DS 1,319 35.0% 32.4% +8%
Suzuki 5,246 35.1% 30.5% +15%
FIAT 7,612 36.3% 33.7% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 6,507 36.5% 29.1% +26%
MG 724 36.7% 35.0% +5%
Nissan 11,662 36.9% 31.3% +18%
Ford 44,664 37.0% 33.5% +11%
SsangYong 156 37.8% 31.6% +20%
Alfa Romeo 706 39.7% 34.9% +14%
Vauxhall 33,629 39.9% 36.2% +10%
Mitsubishi 3,642 41.8% 32.5% +29%
Peugeot 13,774 42.2% 37.1% +14%
Citroen 11,768 43.1% 37.6% +15%
Chrysler 274 47.4% 42.4% +12%
SAAB 1,010 48.8% 40.7% +20%
Daihatsu 301 49.2% 37.3% +32%
Renault 9,943 49.6% 43.2% +15%
Chevrolet 564 51.8% 43.9% +18%
Rover 551 54.4% 45.4% +20%

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