On average, 37.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Brighton, 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 4.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1977 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 43.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Talbot, Chrysler and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Aston Martin.

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 12.4% 12.1% +3%
Brakes 8.9% 9.0% −1%
Tyres 7.9% 7.2% +11%
Driver's view of the road 7.0% 6.2% +13%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.0% 3.6% +10%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.5% 1.6% +53%
Steering 2.2% 2.3% −3%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 56 7.1% 11.6% −38%
2015 808 11.5% 13.2% −13%
2014 21,117 14.6% 14.3% +2%
2013 17,959 16.1% 16.9% −5%
2012 15,698 19.9% 20.9% −5%
2011 15,087 23.9% 24.6% −3%
2010 16,243 28.4% 29.2% −3%
2009 16,637 31.8% 32.8% −3%
2008 17,338 36.9% 37.0% −0%
2007 19,441 39.7% 39.6% +0%
2006 18,869 43.2% 42.2% +2%
2005 18,435 47.4% 45.0% +5%
2004 17,929 49.8% 47.4% +5%
2003 16,053 52.1% 48.6% +7%
2002 13,858 53.9% 49.6% +9%
2001 10,211 54.0% 49.6% +9%
2000 7,006 55.9% 49.2% +14%
1999 4,700 55.8% 48.8% +14%
1998 3,058 54.5% 46.8% +16%
1997 2,026 53.1% 45.5% +17%
1996 1,279 52.8% 44.2% +19%
1995 876 51.7% 42.3% +22%
1994 655 50.4% 41.0% +23%
1993 533 46.0% 40.5% +13%
1992 442 48.9% 39.1% +25%
1991 504 46.2% 38.9% +19%
1990 426 46.2% 37.1% +25%
1989 329 44.7% 35.2% +27%
1988 220 42.3% 35.0% +21%
1987 186 38.7% 34.4% +13%
1986 144 47.2% 34.0% +39%
1985 115 40.9% 33.9% +20%
1984 73 35.6% 32.7% +9%
1983 96 37.5% 32.7% +15%
1982 60 48.3% 32.6% +48%
1981 59 45.8% 32.6% +41%
1980 69 36.2% 29.2% +24%
1979 77 35.1% 28.7% +22%
1978 60 40.0% 29.0% +38%
1977 66 56.1% 28.8% +95%
1976 82 37.8% 29.3% +29%
1975 68 38.2% 27.5% +39%
1974 53 35.8% 25.0% +44%
1973 72 34.7% 25.8% +34%
1972 77 36.4% 24.3% +50%
1971 341 28.4% 24.9% +14%
1970 114 31.6% 23.8% +33%
1969 118 36.4% 24.8% +47%
1968 119 26.9% 23.4% +15%
1967 130 33.1% 23.4% +41%
1966 112 19.6% 22.4% −12%
1965 88 27.3% 21.6% +26%
1964 54 18.5% 20.7% −11%
1963 56 26.8% 20.2% +33%
1960 52 26.9% 19.5% +38%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 104 19.2% 14.2% +36%
MINI 2,051 23.3% 29.3% −21%
Porsche 836 24.5% 19.3% +27%
Dacia 364 26.1% 20.3% +29%
Lexus 861 29.4% 23.4% +25%
Honda 12,920 29.5% 31.1% −5%
Skoda 5,622 30.0% 28.3% +6%
Audi 10,208 30.9% 25.5% +21%
Kia 5,022 31.2% 30.7% +2%
BMW 12,075 31.5% 26.9% +17%
Toyota 17,063 31.5% 30.1% +5%
Hyundai 6,360 31.7% 29.4% +8%
Suzuki 4,720 32.7% 32.4% +1%
Perodua 135 34.8% 30.4% +15%
smart 339 35.4% 30.4% +17%
Jaguar 2,757 35.4% 31.3% +13%
Land Rover 6,211 35.8% 31.0% +15%
Mercedes-Benz 8,982 36.8% 30.4% +21%
Subaru 665 36.8% 32.8% +12%
Mazda 5,783 36.9% 32.2% +14%
Daihatsu 787 37.1% 36.1% +3%
Nissan 13,933 37.1% 33.3% +11%
FIAT 9,155 37.9% 36.8% +3%
Volkswagen 29,063 38.6% 33.1% +16%
SEAT 2,834 39.2% 32.6% +20%
Triumph 214 39.3% 29.9% +31%
Chevrolet 1,315 40.2% 40.5% −1%
Mitsubishi 2,864 41.0% 36.4% +13%
Volvo 4,761 41.6% 35.1% +19%
Proton 145 42.1% 45.0% −7%
Alfa Romeo 770 42.2% 36.8% +15%
Citroen 13,557 42.5% 40.6% +5%
MG 1,112 42.6% 41.7% +2%
Ford 45,578 42.7% 35.2% +22%
Peugeot 16,982 42.9% 40.4% +6%
SAAB 1,447 43.2% 40.6% +6%
Vauxhall 30,600 43.8% 39.0% +13%
Jeep 499 44.3% 36.0% +23%
Dodge 125 48.0% 42.4% +13%
Isuzu 181 49.7% 43.9% +13%
Renault 12,897 50.5% 47.4% +7%
Rover 1,312 51.3% 47.0% +9%
Talbot 132 52.3% 46.8% +12%
Chrysler 524 53.4% 41.8% +28%
Daewoo 332 60.2% 55.6% +8%
 

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