On average, 35.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in Chester, 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 4.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 46.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are LTI, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, MINI and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.7% 16.7% −6%
Suspension 13.5% 12.1% +12%
Brakes 10.3% 9.0% +14%
Tyres 8.3% 7.2% +16%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% +0%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.0% 3.6% +11%
Steering 2.4% 2.3% +6%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −0%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +14%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 65 1.5% 3.6% −58%
2016 145 5.5% 11.6% −52%
2015 864 12.8% 13.2% −3%
2014 23,645 14.0% 14.3% −2%
2013 20,880 16.8% 16.9% −1%
2012 18,016 21.8% 20.9% +4%
2011 15,910 26.1% 24.6% +6%
2010 17,191 30.9% 29.2% +6%
2009 17,185 34.8% 32.8% +6%
2008 16,972 39.9% 37.0% +8%
2007 18,356 43.8% 39.6% +11%
2006 16,546 45.8% 42.2% +9%
2005 15,593 49.0% 45.0% +9%
2004 13,911 51.7% 47.4% +9%
2003 11,757 53.0% 48.6% +9%
2002 8,896 53.5% 49.6% +8%
2001 6,098 53.7% 49.6% +8%
2000 3,654 53.4% 49.2% +9%
1999 2,332 52.0% 48.8% +7%
1998 1,469 49.4% 46.8% +6%
1997 1,060 47.8% 45.5% +5%
1996 662 45.9% 44.2% +4%
1995 524 41.4% 42.3% −2%
1994 408 43.9% 41.0% +7%
1993 322 44.4% 40.5% +10%
1992 239 41.8% 39.1% +7%
1991 272 39.0% 38.9% +0%
1990 223 42.6% 37.1% +15%
1989 190 35.3% 35.2% +0%
1988 123 32.5% 35.0% −7%
1987 92 28.3% 34.4% −18%
1986 61 21.3% 34.0% −37%
1985 65 29.2% 33.9% −14%
1984 51 35.3% 32.7% +8%
1983 52 36.5% 32.7% +12%
1980 57 31.6% 29.2% +8%
1979 55 27.3% 28.7% −5%
1972 52 25.0% 24.3% +3%
1971 232 17.2% 24.9% −31%
1970 80 28.8% 23.8% +21%
1969 83 26.5% 24.8% +7%
1968 59 28.8% 23.4% +23%
1967 53 18.9% 23.4% −19%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,136 12.8% 19.3% −34%
MINI 1,215 15.4% 29.3% −47%
Lexus 1,506 17.9% 23.4% −23%
Skoda 4,690 23.4% 28.3% −17%
Dacia 468 25.0% 20.3% +23%
Audi 9,711 26.7% 25.5% +5%
BMW 9,429 28.8% 26.9% +7%
Mazda 4,899 29.8% 32.2% −8%
Kia 3,783 30.3% 30.7% −2%
Hyundai 5,885 30.3% 29.4% +3%
Triumph 171 30.4% 29.9% +2%
Toyota 11,284 31.7% 30.1% +5%
Land Rover 5,520 31.8% 31.0% +3%
Honda 8,289 32.2% 31.1% +4%
Jaguar 2,785 32.9% 31.3% +5%
Volkswagen 20,061 34.1% 33.1% +3%
Nissan 11,517 34.7% 33.3% +4%
Suzuki 2,798 35.1% 32.4% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 5,607 35.7% 30.4% +17%
Subaru 459 35.9% 32.8% +10%
Volvo 4,879 36.2% 35.1% +3%
SEAT 1,857 36.8% 32.6% +13%
FIAT 7,480 36.9% 36.8% +0%
Mitsubishi 2,659 37.7% 36.4% +4%
MG 689 38.3% 41.7% −8%
Ford 38,985 39.1% 35.2% +11%
Alfa Romeo 644 39.4% 36.8% +7%
Daihatsu 183 39.9% 36.1% +10%
Isuzu 175 40.0% 43.9% −9%
Vauxhall 46,520 40.1% 39.0% +3%
Peugeot 15,172 40.4% 40.4% +0%
Citroen 9,858 42.3% 40.6% +4%
Jeep 295 42.7% 36.0% +19%
SAAB 1,052 45.3% 40.6% +12%
Chevrolet 1,058 45.4% 40.5% +12%
Chrysler 310 45.5% 41.8% +9%
Renault 13,624 47.5% 47.4% +0%
LTI 166 48.8% 37.1% +32%
Rover 1,013 50.5% 47.0% +7%
Daewoo 141 55.3% 55.6% −1%
 

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