On average, 27.8% of cars will fail their MoT test in Chelmsford, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Tyres, while 2.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 58.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Proton, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.7% 16.7% −18%
Suspension 8.3% 12.1% −31%
Tyres 6.0% 7.2% −16%
Brakes 5.4% 9.0% −40%
Driver's view of the road 4.8% 6.2% −22%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.4% 3.6% −32%
Steering 1.4% 2.3% −40%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 69 1.4% 3.6% −60%
2016 140 7.1% 11.6% −38%
2015 1,044 7.9% 13.2% −41%
2014 25,968 11.9% 14.3% −17%
2013 22,861 14.0% 16.9% −17%
2012 19,260 17.6% 20.9% −16%
2011 17,502 20.3% 24.6% −17%
2010 17,627 24.7% 29.2% −15%
2009 17,073 27.0% 32.8% −18%
2008 16,896 31.9% 37.0% −14%
2007 18,389 33.3% 39.6% −16%
2006 16,859 36.0% 42.2% −15%
2005 15,647 37.7% 45.0% −16%
2004 14,549 39.3% 47.4% −17%
2003 12,778 40.2% 48.6% −17%
2002 10,614 40.8% 49.6% −18%
2001 7,499 41.3% 49.6% −17%
2000 4,913 40.0% 49.2% −19%
1999 3,377 38.0% 48.8% −22%
1998 2,224 37.6% 46.8% −20%
1997 1,527 35.2% 45.5% −23%
1996 1,024 36.5% 44.2% −17%
1995 750 33.2% 42.3% −21%
1994 513 32.0% 41.0% −22%
1993 428 33.9% 40.5% −16%
1992 335 31.0% 39.1% −21%
1991 373 30.8% 38.9% −21%
1990 367 30.8% 37.1% −17%
1989 308 24.4% 35.2% −31%
1988 193 33.2% 35.0% −5%
1987 176 31.8% 34.4% −7%
1986 130 19.2% 34.0% −43%
1985 152 28.9% 33.9% −15%
1984 98 35.7% 32.7% +9%
1983 107 21.5% 32.7% −34%
1982 60 35.0% 32.6% +7%
1981 60 15.0% 32.6% −54%
1980 64 18.8% 29.2% −36%
1979 75 28.0% 28.7% −3%
1978 82 30.5% 29.0% +5%
1977 80 30.0% 28.8% +4%
1976 63 30.2% 29.3% +3%
1975 90 26.7% 27.5% −3%
1974 73 23.3% 25.0% −7%
1973 74 25.7% 25.8% −1%
1972 89 19.1% 24.3% −21%
1971 468 17.5% 24.9% −30%
1970 118 17.8% 23.8% −25%
1969 129 14.0% 24.8% −44%
1968 147 17.7% 23.4% −24%
1967 125 24.0% 23.4% +3%
1966 129 15.5% 22.4% −31%
1965 117 13.7% 21.6% −37%
1964 74 17.6% 20.7% −15%
1963 58 22.4% 20.2% +11%
1962 62 6.5% 20.9% −69%
1960 73 15.1% 19.5% −23%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 546 6.2% 14.2% −56%
Ferrari 105 7.6% 11.4% −33%
Bentley 358 8.7% 13.2% −35%
Rolls-Royce 151 11.3% 15.0% −25%
Morgan 119 11.8% 18.5% −36%
Abarth 136 15.4% 25.3% −39%
Lotus 213 15.5% 20.4% −24%
Dacia 187 15.5% 20.3% −23%
Porsche 1,611 17.0% 19.3% −12%
TVR 104 17.3% 19.3% −10%
MINI 1,890 18.5% 29.3% −37%
Jaguar 4,198 19.3% 31.3% −38%
Land Rover 10,569 20.2% 31.0% −35%
Triumph 291 20.3% 29.9% −32%
Audi 12,726 21.6% 25.5% −15%
Lexus 873 22.0% 23.4% −6%
Skoda 3,354 22.5% 28.3% −20%
Subaru 654 22.9% 32.8% −30%
Toyota 10,525 23.1% 30.1% −23%
BMW 12,123 23.6% 26.9% −12%
Isuzu 283 24.7% 43.9% −44%
Hyundai 5,174 24.8% 29.4% −16%
SEAT 2,865 25.5% 32.6% −22%
smart 391 25.8% 30.4% −15%
Volkswagen 22,785 26.3% 33.1% −21%
Mercedes-Benz 9,382 26.4% 30.4% −13%
Kia 5,988 26.5% 30.7% −14%
FIAT 7,804 26.7% 36.8% −27%
Honda 6,470 26.9% 31.1% −14%
Jeep 682 27.0% 36.0% −25%
MG 1,148 27.2% 41.7% −35%
Suzuki 2,663 27.3% 32.4% −16%
Nissan 12,324 27.4% 33.3% −18%
LTI 160 28.1% 37.1% −24%
Mazda 3,986 28.5% 32.2% −12%
Ford 66,291 29.8% 35.2% −15%
Mitsubishi 2,011 30.1% 36.4% −17%
Daihatsu 262 30.2% 36.1% −17%
Volvo 4,146 30.5% 35.1% −13%
Vauxhall 28,102 33.4% 39.0% −14%
Peugeot 15,632 33.8% 40.4% −16%
SsangYong 109 33.9% 40.4% −16%
Chevrolet 1,010 34.0% 40.5% −16%
SAAB 1,385 34.7% 40.6% −15%
Citroen 9,531 34.8% 40.6% −14%
Alfa Romeo 1,014 34.8% 36.8% −5%
Chrysler 521 36.9% 41.8% −12%
Dodge 142 37.3% 42.4% −12%
Rover 818 37.9% 47.0% −19%
Proton 111 38.7% 45.0% −14%
Renault 11,448 41.2% 47.4% −13%
Daewoo 135 47.4% 55.6% −15%
 

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