On average, 33.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Cambridge, 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 3.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 50.6%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Chrysler and Renault. 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 16.9% 16.7% +1%
Suspension 10.2% 12.1% −16%
Brakes 7.0% 9.0% −23%
Tyres 6.8% 7.2% −5%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.1% 3.6% −15%
Steering 1.8% 2.3% −21%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −12%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 50 12.0% 11.6% +4%
2015 411 10.7% 13.2% −19%
2014 12,904 13.6% 14.3% −4%
2013 11,673 16.0% 16.9% −5%
2012 10,822 19.5% 20.9% −7%
2011 10,148 23.2% 24.6% −6%
2010 10,551 27.5% 29.2% −6%
2009 10,138 30.7% 32.8% −6%
2008 10,863 35.0% 37.0% −5%
2007 11,788 38.3% 39.6% −3%
2006 10,886 40.4% 42.2% −4%
2005 10,069 43.8% 45.0% −3%
2004 9,398 46.0% 47.4% −3%
2003 8,034 46.8% 48.6% −4%
2002 6,882 48.1% 49.6% −3%
2001 4,948 48.3% 49.6% −3%
2000 3,396 48.5% 49.2% −1%
1999 2,083 49.4% 48.8% +1%
1998 1,397 45.8% 46.8% −2%
1997 900 43.3% 45.5% −5%
1996 653 44.9% 44.2% +2%
1995 421 38.7% 42.3% −8%
1994 322 41.0% 41.0% +0%
1993 291 42.6% 40.5% +5%
1992 219 35.6% 39.1% −9%
1991 264 36.4% 38.9% −6%
1990 208 38.0% 37.1% +2%
1989 172 30.2% 35.2% −14%
1988 116 35.3% 35.0% +1%
1987 102 34.3% 34.4% −0%
1986 92 26.1% 34.0% −23%
1985 80 33.8% 33.9% −1%
1983 61 23.0% 32.7% −30%
1980 52 30.8% 29.2% +5%
1973 56 28.6% 25.8% +11%
1971 249 18.5% 24.9% −26%
1970 69 24.6% 23.8% +4%
1969 82 19.5% 24.8% −21%
1968 103 24.3% 23.4% +4%
1967 71 29.6% 23.4% +26%
1966 59 18.6% 22.4% −17%
1965 65 15.4% 21.6% −29%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 331 6.3% 14.2% −55%
MINI 878 17.7% 29.3% −40%
Porsche 1,248 18.0% 19.3% −7%
Lotus 199 19.6% 20.4% −4%
Dacia 159 21.4% 20.3% +6%
Lexus 866 22.9% 23.4% −2%
Isuzu 191 24.1% 43.9% −45%
BMW 6,694 25.5% 26.9% −5%
Skoda 4,192 25.9% 28.3% −8%
Audi 7,805 25.9% 25.5% +2%
Jaguar 1,908 26.7% 31.3% −15%
MG 805 28.8% 41.7% −31%
Kia 3,138 28.8% 30.7% −6%
Honda 7,479 28.9% 31.1% −7%
Hyundai 2,885 29.4% 29.4% −0%
Daihatsu 168 29.8% 36.1% −18%
Land Rover 4,172 30.7% 31.0% −1%
Toyota 7,526 31.1% 30.1% +3%
Volkswagen 17,398 31.6% 33.1% −5%
Jeep 252 31.7% 36.0% −12%
Mazda 3,075 32.0% 32.2% −1%
Suzuki 1,257 32.3% 32.4% −0%
Triumph 141 32.6% 29.9% +9%
SEAT 2,871 32.6% 32.6% +0%
smart 128 33.6% 30.4% +11%
Nissan 6,234 33.7% 33.3% +1%
Subaru 521 34.5% 32.8% +5%
FIAT 3,575 34.7% 36.8% −6%
Mercedes-Benz 4,535 34.9% 30.4% +15%
Mitsubishi 1,285 35.2% 36.4% −3%
Ford 26,272 36.5% 35.2% +4%
Volvo 3,751 37.2% 35.1% +6%
Chevrolet 556 38.3% 40.5% −5%
Citroen 6,940 38.4% 40.6% −5%
SAAB 1,480 39.0% 40.6% −4%
Vauxhall 17,789 39.0% 39.0% +0%
Peugeot 8,207 40.3% 40.4% −0%
Alfa Romeo 466 42.1% 36.8% +14%
Rover 683 43.0% 47.0% −8%
Chrysler 263 43.7% 41.8% +5%
Renault 8,245 47.0% 47.4% −1%
 

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