On average, 36.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Blackpool, 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 4.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault 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 17.1% 16.7% +2%
Suspension 12.3% 12.1% +2%
Brakes 10.8% 9.0% +20%
Tyres 10.2% 7.2% +43%
Driver's view of the road 7.4% 6.2% +19%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.4% 3.6% +23%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +12%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.2% 1.6% +36%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +9%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 472 9.7% 13.2% −26%
2014 8,273 13.8% 14.3% −3%
2013 7,081 17.2% 16.9% +1%
2012 6,210 21.6% 20.9% +3%
2011 5,658 25.5% 24.6% +4%
2010 5,832 29.4% 29.2% +1%
2009 5,837 33.0% 32.8% +1%
2008 5,984 37.1% 37.0% +0%
2007 6,748 41.5% 39.6% +5%
2006 6,543 44.8% 42.2% +6%
2005 6,302 48.9% 45.0% +9%
2004 5,971 51.6% 47.4% +9%
2003 5,181 52.6% 48.6% +8%
2002 4,165 54.2% 49.6% +9%
2001 2,976 53.0% 49.6% +7%
2000 1,811 51.7% 49.2% +5%
1999 1,135 51.6% 48.8% +6%
1998 706 51.1% 46.8% +9%
1997 489 45.0% 45.5% −1%
1996 343 44.9% 44.2% +2%
1995 243 40.3% 42.3% −5%
1994 176 38.1% 41.0% −7%
1993 143 51.7% 40.5% +28%
1992 99 40.4% 39.1% +3%
1991 98 41.8% 38.9% +8%
1990 94 31.9% 37.1% −14%
1989 88 27.3% 35.2% −22%
1971 73 24.7% 24.9% −1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 522 16.5% 29.3% −44%
Dacia 144 16.7% 20.3% −18%
Porsche 359 25.3% 19.3% +31%
Toyota 5,216 26.9% 30.1% −11%
Honda 4,367 27.2% 31.1% −13%
BMW 4,775 28.2% 26.9% +5%
Volvo 1,231 29.3% 35.1% −16%
Lexus 324 29.6% 23.4% +27%
Skoda 992 30.3% 28.3% +7%
Audi 3,013 30.5% 25.5% +19%
Hyundai 2,459 30.9% 29.4% +5%
SEAT 953 31.1% 32.6% −5%
Kia 2,117 32.8% 30.7% +7%
Land Rover 1,827 33.4% 31.0% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 2,707 34.4% 30.4% +13%
Mazda 1,728 34.5% 32.2% +7%
Jaguar 1,123 34.6% 31.3% +11%
Volkswagen 6,891 35.2% 33.1% +6%
Nissan 4,782 35.3% 33.3% +6%
Daihatsu 105 37.1% 36.1% +3%
Alfa Romeo 271 38.0% 36.8% +3%
Subaru 164 38.4% 32.8% +17%
MG 328 39.0% 41.7% −6%
Chevrolet 755 39.7% 40.5% −2%
Suzuki 724 39.9% 32.4% +23%
FIAT 3,315 40.1% 36.8% +9%
Citroen 6,051 41.5% 40.6% +2%
Ford 16,094 42.1% 35.2% +20%
Chrysler 224 42.4% 41.8% +1%
SAAB 499 42.7% 40.6% +5%
Jeep 124 42.7% 36.0% +19%
Peugeot 5,970 42.9% 40.4% +6%
Vauxhall 10,963 43.8% 39.0% +12%
Mitsubishi 844 43.8% 36.4% +20%
Rover 644 47.5% 47.0% +1%
Renault 5,008 48.9% 47.4% +3%
Daewoo 154 63.0% 55.6% +13%
 

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