On average, 34.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Carlisle, 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 3.8% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Chevrolet. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.5% 16.7% −13%
Suspension 12.5% 12.1% +4%
Brakes 9.8% 9.0% +9%
Tyres 7.0% 7.2% −3%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% −0%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.8% 3.6% +5%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +13%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −7%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −0%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 468 14.1% 13.2% +7%
2014 13,804 14.6% 14.3% +2%
2013 12,093 16.5% 16.9% −2%
2012 9,910 21.3% 20.9% +2%
2011 8,713 24.7% 24.6% +0%
2010 8,917 30.4% 29.2% +4%
2009 8,765 33.4% 32.8% +2%
2008 7,999 39.3% 37.0% +6%
2007 8,537 42.8% 39.6% +8%
2006 7,567 46.8% 42.2% +11%
2005 6,760 49.4% 45.0% +10%
2004 6,068 53.5% 47.4% +13%
2003 5,038 53.7% 48.6% +11%
2002 4,096 54.7% 49.6% +10%
2001 2,474 52.8% 49.6% +6%
2000 1,412 52.3% 49.2% +6%
1999 953 52.7% 48.8% +8%
1998 616 49.5% 46.8% +6%
1997 466 47.9% 45.5% +5%
1996 318 50.6% 44.2% +15%
1995 208 42.3% 42.3% +0%
1994 208 43.8% 41.0% +7%
1993 151 41.7% 40.5% +3%
1992 110 38.2% 39.1% −2%
1991 121 41.3% 38.9% +6%
1990 114 33.3% 37.1% −10%
1989 108 34.3% 35.2% −3%
1988 73 35.6% 35.0% +2%
1987 56 51.8% 34.4% +51%
1971 132 24.2% 24.9% −3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 655 15.4% 29.3% −47%
Porsche 283 18.0% 19.3% −7%
Dacia 237 19.8% 20.3% −2%
Lexus 410 22.9% 23.4% −2%
Audi 5,288 23.1% 25.5% −9%
Skoda 3,426 25.9% 28.3% −9%
BMW 4,299 26.7% 26.9% −1%
Toyota 7,068 27.5% 30.1% −9%
Hyundai 4,358 29.6% 29.4% +0%
Kia 2,573 30.5% 30.7% −1%
Honda 4,652 30.7% 31.1% −1%
Suzuki 2,640 31.7% 32.4% −2%
Mazda 1,934 31.9% 32.2% −1%
Volkswagen 11,629 32.2% 33.1% −3%
Nissan 5,867 33.7% 33.3% +1%
Land Rover 4,447 35.3% 31.0% +14%
Jaguar 1,057 35.4% 31.3% +13%
SEAT 3,018 35.5% 32.6% +9%
Mercedes-Benz 2,476 36.0% 30.4% +18%
Volvo 2,811 36.9% 35.1% +5%
Ford 25,217 38.0% 35.2% +8%
FIAT 3,602 38.2% 36.8% +4%
Alfa Romeo 387 38.2% 36.8% +4%
Peugeot 8,049 38.6% 40.4% −4%
Subaru 536 39.4% 32.8% +20%
MG 411 39.7% 41.7% −5%
Citroen 6,818 40.1% 40.6% −1%
Mitsubishi 1,808 40.3% 36.4% +11%
SAAB 564 41.0% 40.6% +1%
Vauxhall 11,643 43.1% 39.0% +11%
Jeep 185 43.2% 36.0% +20%
Chrysler 127 43.3% 41.8% +4%
Isuzu 458 43.7% 43.9% −0%
Daihatsu 165 44.2% 36.1% +22%
Rover 602 48.8% 47.0% +4%
Renault 4,979 48.9% 47.4% +3%
Chevrolet 236 49.6% 40.5% +22%
 

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