On average, 34.8% of cars will fail their MoT test in Canterbury, 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 4.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.6% 16.7% +5%
Suspension 11.9% 12.1% −2%
Brakes 8.0% 9.0% −12%
Tyres 7.1% 7.2% −0%
Driver's view of the road 6.3% 6.2% +2%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.0% 3.6% +11%
Steering 2.2% 2.3% −5%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.9% 1.6% +17%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −9%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 127 14.2% 11.6% +22%
2015 488 11.3% 13.2% −15%
2014 13,399 13.3% 14.3% −7%
2013 11,940 15.0% 16.9% −11%
2012 10,469 19.4% 20.9% −7%
2011 9,715 23.1% 24.6% −6%
2010 10,360 27.8% 29.2% −5%
2009 10,426 31.6% 32.8% −4%
2008 10,729 35.8% 37.0% −3%
2007 12,170 39.1% 39.6% −1%
2006 11,765 40.7% 42.2% −3%
2005 11,626 45.1% 45.0% +0%
2004 11,175 47.3% 47.4% −0%
2003 10,137 49.6% 48.6% +2%
2002 8,263 50.2% 49.6% +1%
2001 6,060 50.1% 49.6% +1%
2000 3,930 50.7% 49.2% +3%
1999 2,631 49.6% 48.8% +2%
1998 1,753 48.7% 46.8% +4%
1997 1,205 49.7% 45.5% +9%
1996 711 48.9% 44.2% +11%
1995 551 45.4% 42.3% +7%
1994 405 49.9% 41.0% +22%
1993 307 42.0% 40.5% +4%
1992 238 43.3% 39.1% +11%
1991 281 42.3% 38.9% +9%
1990 239 37.2% 37.1% +0%
1989 216 39.4% 35.2% +12%
1988 128 39.1% 35.0% +12%
1987 116 38.8% 34.4% +13%
1986 90 25.6% 34.0% −25%
1985 84 41.7% 33.9% +23%
1984 59 35.6% 32.7% +9%
1983 57 26.3% 32.7% −19%
1979 55 29.1% 28.7% +1%
1978 52 30.8% 29.0% +6%
1975 52 40.4% 27.5% +47%
1973 54 33.3% 25.8% +29%
1972 58 31.0% 24.3% +28%
1971 260 21.2% 24.9% −15%
1970 82 23.2% 23.8% −3%
1969 76 28.9% 24.8% +17%
1968 75 29.3% 23.4% +25%
1967 70 31.4% 23.4% +34%
1966 50 22.0% 22.4% −2%
1965 53 20.8% 21.6% −4%
1964 70 11.4% 20.7% −45%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 247 13.0% 20.3% −36%
MINI 896 16.9% 29.3% −42%
Porsche 522 20.3% 19.3% +5%
Triumph 172 21.5% 29.9% −28%
Hyundai 3,089 27.5% 29.4% −6%
Kia 3,711 28.0% 30.7% −9%
Audi 6,173 28.5% 25.5% +12%
Isuzu 146 28.8% 43.9% −34%
BMW 6,135 28.8% 26.9% +7%
Toyota 7,089 29.4% 30.1% −2%
Skoda 4,270 29.7% 28.3% +5%
Lexus 899 31.1% 23.4% +33%
Honda 4,352 31.3% 31.1% +0%
Jeep 323 31.3% 36.0% −13%
Jaguar 2,006 31.4% 31.3% +0%
Subaru 334 31.7% 32.8% −3%
Mazda 2,771 31.9% 32.2% −1%
Chevrolet 976 32.4% 40.5% −20%
Land Rover 4,282 32.9% 31.0% +6%
Nissan 9,255 33.2% 33.3% −0%
smart 119 33.6% 30.4% +11%
SEAT 2,573 33.9% 32.6% +4%
Alfa Romeo 671 34.3% 36.8% −7%
Mercedes-Benz 4,858 34.4% 30.4% +13%
Perodua 127 34.6% 30.4% +14%
FIAT 6,455 34.9% 36.8% −5%
Suzuki 2,048 35.6% 32.4% +10%
Daihatsu 482 35.9% 36.1% −1%
Volkswagen 16,111 36.6% 33.1% +10%
Ford 28,142 37.3% 35.2% +6%
Vauxhall 20,906 37.5% 39.0% −4%
Mitsubishi 1,624 37.9% 36.4% +4%
SAAB 1,086 38.4% 40.6% −5%
Peugeot 14,335 39.5% 40.4% −2%
MG 646 40.2% 41.7% −3%
Volvo 2,904 40.4% 35.1% +15%
Citroen 8,462 41.3% 40.6% +2%
Proton 115 42.6% 45.0% −5%
Chrysler 357 45.1% 41.8% +8%
Rover 832 45.2% 47.0% −4%
Renault 10,248 45.8% 47.4% −3%
Daewoo 171 60.8% 55.6% +9%
 

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