On average, 32.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Bolton, 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 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 50.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Chrysler and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.7% 16.7% −6%
Suspension 11.8% 12.1% −2%
Brakes 8.4% 9.0% −6%
Tyres 7.5% 7.2% +5%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −4%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.2% 3.6% −10%
Steering 2.1% 2.3% −7%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +6%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 60 5.0% 11.6% −57%
2015 767 10.0% 13.2% −24%
2014 17,729 15.0% 14.3% +5%
2013 13,915 18.0% 16.9% +7%
2012 11,612 20.7% 20.9% −1%
2011 10,468 24.6% 24.6% −0%
2010 10,646 29.1% 29.2% −0%
2009 10,095 32.2% 32.8% −2%
2008 10,339 36.0% 37.0% −3%
2007 11,613 38.4% 39.6% −3%
2006 10,634 40.3% 42.2% −4%
2005 9,805 44.1% 45.0% −2%
2004 8,691 45.3% 47.4% −4%
2003 7,056 46.7% 48.6% −4%
2002 5,377 48.8% 49.6% −2%
2001 3,370 49.1% 49.6% −1%
2000 1,966 47.7% 49.2% −3%
1999 1,234 46.4% 48.8% −5%
1998 762 42.5% 46.8% −9%
1997 520 43.5% 45.5% −4%
1996 336 42.3% 44.2% −4%
1995 226 34.5% 42.3% −18%
1994 192 39.6% 41.0% −3%
1993 159 37.7% 40.5% −7%
1992 131 37.4% 39.1% −4%
1991 126 31.0% 38.9% −20%
1990 100 27.0% 37.1% −27%
1989 111 35.1% 35.2% −0%
1988 56 25.0% 35.0% −29%
1987 54 25.9% 34.4% −25%
1971 97 18.6% 24.9% −25%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 794 14.9% 29.3% −49%
Porsche 844 15.2% 19.3% −21%
Bentley 111 16.2% 13.2% +22%
Lexus 1,439 19.9% 23.4% −15%
Dacia 271 20.3% 20.3% +0%
Audi 7,653 22.5% 25.5% −12%
Subaru 214 23.8% 32.8% −27%
Land Rover 3,377 26.7% 31.0% −14%
BMW 6,176 26.8% 26.9% −0%
Kia 5,071 27.0% 30.7% −12%
Honda 5,392 27.3% 31.1% −12%
Skoda 2,072 27.4% 28.3% −3%
Toyota 14,867 28.1% 30.1% −7%
Volkswagen 13,918 29.8% 33.1% −10%
Volvo 2,200 30.4% 35.1% −13%
Hyundai 3,445 30.7% 29.4% +4%
Jaguar 1,554 31.1% 31.3% −0%
Mazda 2,400 31.5% 32.2% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 4,997 31.6% 30.4% +4%
SEAT 1,715 32.2% 32.6% −1%
Suzuki 1,776 32.5% 32.4% +0%
Nissan 7,545 32.6% 33.3% −2%
Mitsubishi 1,042 34.2% 36.4% −6%
Alfa Romeo 400 34.5% 36.8% −6%
Jeep 136 35.3% 36.0% −2%
Daihatsu 155 35.5% 36.1% −2%
Ford 24,838 35.7% 35.2% +2%
SAAB 610 36.1% 40.6% −11%
MG 402 37.3% 41.7% −10%
FIAT 4,704 37.8% 36.8% +3%
Peugeot 8,357 38.2% 40.4% −5%
Vauxhall 20,548 39.0% 39.0% +0%
Chevrolet 796 39.2% 40.5% −3%
Citroen 7,234 39.5% 40.6% −3%
Rover 524 44.5% 47.0% −5%
Renault 6,808 45.0% 47.4% −5%
Chrysler 223 45.3% 41.8% +8%
Daewoo 107 55.1% 55.6% −1%
 

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