On average, 31.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Blackburn, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 3.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1988 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 51.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Lotus and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.5% 16.7% −14%
Suspension 12.1% 12.1% +0%
Brakes 8.5% 9.0% −6%
Tyres 7.3% 7.2% +2%
Driver's view of the road 5.2% 6.2% −17%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.2% 3.6% −12%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% +2%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −19%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 731 15.0% 13.2% +14%
2014 16,706 14.6% 14.3% +2%
2013 13,873 15.8% 16.9% −7%
2012 11,827 19.8% 20.9% −5%
2011 10,797 22.4% 24.6% −9%
2010 11,364 27.3% 29.2% −7%
2009 11,328 32.0% 32.8% −2%
2008 12,174 34.4% 37.0% −7%
2007 13,925 36.2% 39.6% −9%
2006 12,617 38.3% 42.2% −9%
2005 12,008 40.8% 45.0% −9%
2004 10,584 42.7% 47.4% −10%
2003 8,770 44.3% 48.6% −9%
2002 6,489 46.2% 49.6% −7%
2001 4,175 43.5% 49.6% −12%
2000 2,428 45.1% 49.2% −8%
1999 1,469 43.6% 48.8% −11%
1998 953 38.2% 46.8% −18%
1997 666 39.9% 45.5% −12%
1996 453 33.3% 44.2% −25%
1995 332 39.5% 42.3% −7%
1994 250 30.8% 41.0% −25%
1993 210 37.6% 40.5% −7%
1992 190 36.3% 39.1% −7%
1991 190 28.4% 38.9% −27%
1990 162 28.4% 37.1% −24%
1989 134 31.3% 35.2% −11%
1988 84 48.8% 35.0% +39%
1987 65 33.8% 34.4% −1%
1986 59 23.7% 34.0% −30%
1971 142 14.1% 24.9% −43%
1970 60 20.0% 23.8% −16%
1969 53 18.9% 24.8% −24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 481 14.8% 19.3% −23%
Lotus 106 15.1% 20.4% −26%
MINI 1,004 18.7% 29.3% −36%
Lexus 448 18.8% 23.4% −20%
Dacia 184 19.0% 20.3% −6%
Audi 8,619 21.2% 25.5% −17%
BMW 7,378 22.4% 26.9% −17%
Land Rover 4,931 25.0% 31.0% −20%
Honda 7,344 25.5% 31.1% −18%
Mazda 2,711 27.0% 32.2% −16%
Skoda 3,422 27.1% 28.3% −4%
Subaru 546 27.5% 32.8% −16%
Toyota 11,838 29.1% 30.1% −3%
Mercedes-Benz 4,988 29.3% 30.4% −4%
Volvo 2,275 29.4% 35.1% −16%
Suzuki 2,211 30.1% 32.4% −7%
Jaguar 1,299 30.1% 31.3% −4%
Volkswagen 17,051 30.2% 33.1% −9%
Alfa Romeo 608 30.3% 36.8% −18%
SAAB 782 30.3% 40.6% −25%
Hyundai 3,341 30.5% 29.4% +4%
Nissan 8,483 31.3% 33.3% −6%
Kia 3,013 31.5% 30.7% +2%
SEAT 2,244 31.6% 32.6% −3%
Isuzu 142 31.7% 43.9% −28%
MG 491 32.0% 41.7% −23%
Daihatsu 227 32.6% 36.1% −10%
Jeep 208 33.2% 36.0% −8%
Mitsubishi 1,600 34.0% 36.4% −7%
SsangYong 170 34.1% 40.4% −16%
Ford 27,601 34.2% 35.2% −3%
FIAT 4,918 34.5% 36.8% −6%
Peugeot 12,556 36.2% 40.4% −10%
Citroen 8,740 36.3% 40.6% −11%
Vauxhall 24,132 36.7% 39.0% −6%
Chevrolet 732 39.1% 40.5% −4%
Chrysler 205 40.5% 41.8% −3%
Rover 608 42.4% 47.0% −10%
Renault 7,283 43.7% 47.4% −8%
 

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