On average, 37.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Bournemouth, 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 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 43.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Daewoo and Talbot. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Ferrari, Dacia and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.6% 16.7% +17%
Suspension 13.2% 12.1% +9%
Brakes 9.5% 9.0% +5%
Tyres 7.8% 7.2% +9%
Driver's view of the road 7.1% 6.2% +15%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.4% 3.6% +21%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +15%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.3% 1.6% +42%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.4% 1.1% +22%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 61 14.8% 11.6% +27%
2015 597 10.2% 13.2% −23%
2014 16,577 13.5% 14.3% −5%
2013 15,190 15.6% 16.9% −8%
2012 13,380 19.5% 20.9% −7%
2011 12,491 22.5% 24.6% −9%
2010 13,507 27.9% 29.2% −4%
2009 14,223 31.8% 32.8% −3%
2008 14,926 37.6% 37.0% +2%
2007 16,897 40.2% 39.6% +2%
2006 16,207 44.4% 42.2% +5%
2005 15,891 48.8% 45.0% +8%
2004 15,733 51.1% 47.4% +8%
2003 14,101 53.2% 48.6% +10%
2002 12,050 55.1% 49.6% +11%
2001 9,029 55.5% 49.6% +12%
2000 6,135 56.2% 49.2% +14%
1999 4,114 56.0% 48.8% +15%
1998 2,790 54.4% 46.8% +16%
1997 1,861 53.1% 45.5% +17%
1996 1,237 52.5% 44.2% +19%
1995 889 51.4% 42.3% +22%
1994 713 53.7% 41.0% +31%
1993 502 47.0% 40.5% +16%
1992 414 50.0% 39.1% +28%
1991 433 48.3% 38.9% +24%
1990 399 49.9% 37.1% +34%
1989 321 47.0% 35.2% +34%
1988 201 48.3% 35.0% +38%
1987 169 37.9% 34.4% +10%
1986 161 46.6% 34.0% +37%
1985 98 45.9% 33.9% +35%
1984 106 43.4% 32.7% +33%
1983 92 44.6% 32.7% +36%
1982 60 46.7% 32.6% +43%
1981 71 47.9% 32.6% +47%
1980 69 55.1% 29.2% +89%
1979 76 47.4% 28.7% +65%
1978 71 36.6% 29.0% +26%
1977 65 26.2% 28.8% −9%
1976 53 34.0% 29.3% +16%
1975 61 37.7% 27.5% +37%
1974 55 23.6% 25.0% −5%
1973 97 41.2% 25.8% +60%
1972 72 37.5% 24.3% +55%
1971 386 31.9% 24.9% +28%
1970 132 34.1% 23.8% +43%
1969 114 30.7% 24.8% +24%
1968 143 27.3% 23.4% +17%
1967 121 28.9% 23.4% +24%
1966 97 45.4% 22.4% +102%
1965 94 43.6% 21.6% +102%
1964 64 42.2% 20.7% +103%
1963 63 28.6% 20.2% +42%
1962 52 28.8% 20.9% +38%
1960 50 28.0% 19.5% +44%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 119 9.2% 13.2% −30%
Dacia 326 16.0% 20.3% −21%
Ferrari 104 18.3% 11.4% +60%
Aston Martin 117 20.5% 14.2% +45%
MINI 1,129 23.6% 29.3% −19%
Abarth 120 25.0% 25.3% −1%
Porsche 1,370 25.3% 19.3% +31%
Lotus 220 25.9% 20.4% +27%
Lexus 1,150 26.3% 23.4% +12%
Kia 3,635 26.5% 30.7% −14%
Triumph 317 26.5% 29.9% −11%
Audi 10,761 30.6% 25.5% +20%
BMW 9,750 31.8% 26.9% +19%
Hyundai 5,071 32.4% 29.4% +10%
Skoda 4,209 32.6% 28.3% +15%
Mazda 7,011 33.5% 32.2% +4%
smart 284 33.8% 30.4% +11%
Honda 11,836 34.4% 31.1% +10%
Toyota 10,720 35.6% 30.1% +18%
Jaguar 2,963 35.8% 31.3% +14%
Suzuki 3,016 35.9% 32.4% +11%
Land Rover 6,157 36.1% 31.0% +16%
Mercedes-Benz 7,517 37.5% 30.4% +23%
Isuzu 365 37.8% 43.9% −14%
Nissan 13,399 37.9% 33.3% +14%
FIAT 6,376 39.1% 36.8% +6%
Volkswagen 26,046 39.2% 33.1% +18%
Proton 112 39.3% 45.0% −13%
Subaru 639 39.4% 32.8% +20%
MG 972 40.7% 41.7% −2%
Chevrolet 1,704 41.0% 40.5% +1%
SEAT 2,910 41.3% 32.6% +27%
Volvo 3,576 41.5% 35.1% +18%
Mitsubishi 2,795 41.6% 36.4% +14%
Ford 36,231 41.7% 35.2% +19%
Vauxhall 26,616 41.8% 39.0% +7%
Jeep 512 43.2% 36.0% +20%
Citroen 10,957 43.3% 40.6% +7%
SAAB 1,225 43.6% 40.6% +7%
Alfa Romeo 847 43.8% 36.8% +19%
Peugeot 15,167 44.5% 40.4% +10%
Daihatsu 341 47.5% 36.1% +31%
Dodge 112 50.0% 42.4% +18%
Renault 11,248 50.6% 47.4% +7%
Chrysler 516 51.2% 41.8% +22%
Rover 990 51.2% 47.0% +9%
Daewoo 500 58.6% 55.6% +5%
Talbot 137 67.2% 46.8% +44%
 

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