On average, 39.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Bristol, 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 4.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 41.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Talbot, Daewoo and LTI. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Morgan, Dacia and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 20.5% 16.7% +22%
Suspension 14.5% 12.1% +20%
Brakes 10.0% 9.0% +10%
Tyres 8.7% 7.2% +22%
Driver's view of the road 8.0% 6.2% +30%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.5% 3.6% +24%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +18%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.4% 1.6% +48%
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 192 22.4% 11.6% +93%
2015 1,219 14.8% 13.2% +12%
2014 29,104 15.1% 14.3% +6%
2013 26,504 18.1% 16.9% +7%
2012 23,528 22.2% 20.9% +6%
2011 22,507 25.9% 24.6% +5%
2010 25,192 31.7% 29.2% +9%
2009 24,758 36.0% 32.8% +10%
2008 26,888 41.0% 37.0% +11%
2007 30,097 44.1% 39.6% +11%
2006 27,928 47.5% 42.2% +13%
2005 26,237 51.2% 45.0% +14%
2004 24,438 53.9% 47.4% +14%
2003 21,045 55.3% 48.6% +14%
2002 17,582 56.6% 49.6% +14%
2001 12,704 56.9% 49.6% +15%
2000 8,459 58.3% 49.2% +19%
1999 5,540 57.8% 48.8% +18%
1998 3,474 55.9% 46.8% +19%
1997 2,256 55.5% 45.5% +22%
1996 1,496 51.1% 44.2% +16%
1995 997 50.7% 42.3% +20%
1994 783 50.1% 41.0% +22%
1993 626 49.2% 40.5% +21%
1992 536 45.1% 39.1% +16%
1991 508 47.6% 38.9% +23%
1990 425 45.4% 37.1% +22%
1989 391 43.2% 35.2% +23%
1988 255 38.0% 35.0% +9%
1987 191 42.9% 34.4% +25%
1986 193 38.3% 34.0% +13%
1985 126 46.0% 33.9% +36%
1984 103 47.6% 32.7% +45%
1983 94 43.6% 32.7% +33%
1982 79 38.0% 32.6% +17%
1981 75 33.3% 32.6% +2%
1980 78 35.9% 29.2% +23%
1979 81 35.8% 28.7% +25%
1978 90 38.9% 29.0% +34%
1977 80 41.3% 28.8% +43%
1976 87 29.9% 29.3% +2%
1975 90 38.9% 27.5% +41%
1974 74 28.4% 25.0% +14%
1973 103 27.2% 25.8% +5%
1972 95 34.7% 24.3% +43%
1971 496 31.9% 24.9% +28%
1970 164 42.7% 23.8% +79%
1969 140 35.0% 24.8% +41%
1968 168 41.7% 23.4% +78%
1967 154 31.8% 23.4% +36%
1966 108 24.1% 22.4% +7%
1965 106 23.6% 21.6% +9%
1964 79 34.2% 20.7% +65%
1963 79 26.6% 20.2% +32%
1960 61 32.8% 19.5% +68%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 288 11.8% 14.2% −17%
Dacia 488 19.1% 20.3% −6%
Morgan 113 19.5% 18.5% +5%
Porsche 1,579 21.3% 19.3% +10%
MINI 1,720 21.4% 29.3% −27%
Lotus 157 21.7% 20.4% +6%
Lexus 1,623 24.3% 23.4% +4%
Bentley 198 26.3% 13.2% +98%
Perodua 153 29.4% 30.4% −3%
Triumph 350 30.3% 29.9% +1%
Hyundai 9,540 31.4% 29.4% +6%
Audi 16,125 32.0% 25.5% +25%
BMW 15,957 32.3% 26.9% +20%
Land Rover 7,378 33.5% 31.0% +8%
Skoda 7,398 34.7% 28.3% +23%
Jaguar 3,601 35.2% 31.3% +12%
Honda 16,047 35.5% 31.1% +14%
Toyota 20,888 35.8% 30.1% +19%
smart 346 36.7% 30.4% +21%
Mazda 8,350 37.4% 32.2% +16%
Abarth 139 37.4% 25.3% +48%
Suzuki 3,601 37.7% 32.4% +16%
Kia 6,007 37.8% 30.7% +23%
Mercedes-Benz 11,614 38.2% 30.4% +26%
Daihatsu 656 39.0% 36.1% +8%
SEAT 6,539 39.2% 32.6% +20%
Nissan 17,362 39.7% 33.3% +19%
Subaru 746 39.9% 32.8% +22%
Mitsubishi 4,876 40.3% 36.4% +11%
Jeep 514 40.5% 36.0% +12%
MG 1,287 40.5% 41.7% −3%
Volvo 5,090 41.2% 35.1% +17%
Volkswagen 42,880 41.3% 33.1% +25%
FIAT 10,900 41.6% 36.8% +13%
Ford 69,648 42.3% 35.2% +20%
Vauxhall 50,206 43.4% 39.0% +11%
Isuzu 308 43.8% 43.9% −0%
Dodge 161 44.1% 42.4% +4%
Chevrolet 1,480 44.7% 40.5% +10%
Peugeot 26,721 45.4% 40.4% +12%
Citroen 17,441 45.6% 40.6% +12%
Alfa Romeo 1,310 46.1% 36.8% +25%
SAAB 2,464 46.7% 40.6% +15%
Proton 184 47.8% 45.0% +6%
Chrysler 621 48.5% 41.8% +16%
Rover 1,640 51.2% 47.0% +9%
Renault 19,026 51.9% 47.4% +10%
Talbot 159 54.7% 46.8% +17%
Daewoo 536 65.1% 55.6% +17%
LTI 157 82.2% 37.1% +122%
 

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