On average, 38.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Bath, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 4.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 41.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, Dacia and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.3% 16.7% +15%
Suspension 14.8% 12.1% +22%
Brakes 10.4% 9.0% +15%
Tyres 8.5% 7.2% +19%
Driver's view of the road 7.5% 6.2% +21%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.6% 3.6% +27%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +30%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.4% 1.6% +49%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 56 3.6% 11.6% −69%
2015 525 11.2% 13.2% −15%
2014 15,090 15.1% 14.3% +6%
2013 13,215 16.9% 16.9% +0%
2012 11,966 20.2% 20.9% −3%
2011 10,833 24.0% 24.6% −3%
2010 11,920 29.6% 29.2% +1%
2009 11,900 32.5% 32.8% −1%
2008 12,275 38.5% 37.0% +4%
2007 13,619 42.6% 39.6% +8%
2006 13,262 46.7% 42.2% +11%
2005 12,868 50.1% 45.0% +11%
2004 12,033 53.2% 47.4% +12%
2003 10,770 55.5% 48.6% +14%
2002 9,201 57.2% 49.6% +16%
2001 6,884 57.8% 49.6% +16%
2000 4,703 58.5% 49.2% +19%
1999 3,121 57.7% 48.8% +18%
1998 2,085 53.6% 46.8% +14%
1997 1,445 52.9% 45.5% +16%
1996 938 52.3% 44.2% +18%
1995 678 54.9% 42.3% +30%
1994 569 52.7% 41.0% +29%
1993 386 48.2% 40.5% +19%
1992 318 46.2% 39.1% +18%
1991 314 51.9% 38.9% +34%
1990 293 49.1% 37.1% +32%
1989 247 49.8% 35.2% +42%
1988 175 46.3% 35.0% +32%
1987 119 47.9% 34.4% +39%
1986 104 42.3% 34.0% +24%
1985 91 42.9% 33.9% +26%
1984 64 48.4% 32.7% +48%
1983 75 41.3% 32.7% +26%
1979 52 34.6% 28.7% +20%
1978 65 40.0% 29.0% +38%
1975 52 23.1% 27.5% −16%
1973 67 41.8% 25.8% +62%
1972 59 32.2% 24.3% +33%
1971 314 25.2% 24.9% +1%
1970 91 33.0% 23.8% +39%
1969 75 37.3% 24.8% +50%
1968 84 29.8% 23.4% +27%
1967 74 37.8% 23.4% +62%
1966 64 25.0% 22.4% +11%
1965 79 21.5% 21.6% −0%
1964 60 35.0% 20.7% +69%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 1,272 24.4% 29.3% −17%
Dacia 310 24.8% 20.3% +23%
Porsche 483 25.1% 19.3% +30%
smart 128 27.3% 30.4% −10%
Audi 8,992 30.2% 25.5% +18%
BMW 7,558 30.6% 26.9% +14%
Hyundai 3,091 30.7% 29.4% +4%
Triumph 198 32.3% 29.9% +8%
Kia 4,581 32.9% 30.7% +7%
Honda 6,926 34.1% 31.1% +9%
Skoda 4,576 34.3% 28.3% +21%
Suzuki 2,612 34.4% 32.4% +6%
Toyota 9,973 34.4% 30.1% +14%
Lexus 415 35.2% 23.4% +50%
Nissan 9,838 37.9% 33.3% +14%
FIAT 4,722 38.2% 36.8% +4%
Volvo 3,603 38.5% 35.1% +10%
Mercedes-Benz 4,623 38.5% 30.4% +27%
Mazda 3,921 38.6% 32.2% +20%
SEAT 2,790 39.1% 32.6% +20%
Volkswagen 23,954 39.1% 33.1% +18%
Jaguar 1,490 39.5% 31.3% +26%
Land Rover 6,876 40.0% 31.0% +29%
Subaru 562 42.2% 32.8% +29%
Citroen 10,594 42.6% 40.6% +5%
Ford 30,653 42.8% 35.2% +22%
Vauxhall 22,035 43.2% 39.0% +11%
MG 751 43.4% 41.7% +4%
Peugeot 13,675 43.9% 40.4% +9%
Alfa Romeo 636 44.5% 36.8% +21%
Mitsubishi 2,568 45.1% 36.4% +24%
Chevrolet 614 45.4% 40.5% +12%
Daihatsu 374 45.7% 36.1% +26%
Jeep 300 46.7% 36.0% +30%
Isuzu 314 46.8% 43.9% +7%
SAAB 1,057 50.1% 40.6% +23%
Renault 8,879 51.2% 47.4% +8%
Chrysler 247 53.8% 41.8% +29%
Rover 872 55.0% 47.0% +17%
Daewoo 162 60.5% 55.6% +9%
 

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