On average, 35.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in Cleveland, 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 3.7% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 47.0%. 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 Dacia, 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 13.8% 12.1% +15%
Brakes 11.4% 9.0% +27%
Tyres 7.0% 7.2% −3%
Driver's view of the road 5.7% 6.2% −7%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.7% 3.6% +4%
Steering 2.9% 2.3% +26%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −12%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +5%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 76 7.9% 11.6% −32%
2015 723 15.8% 13.2% +19%
2014 19,550 14.3% 14.3% +0%
2013 17,286 17.4% 16.9% +3%
2012 15,419 22.7% 20.9% +8%
2011 14,631 26.7% 24.6% +9%
2010 15,277 31.3% 29.2% +7%
2009 14,437 36.1% 32.8% +10%
2008 14,203 40.5% 37.0% +9%
2007 15,179 44.2% 39.6% +12%
2006 14,006 46.5% 42.2% +10%
2005 12,251 50.5% 45.0% +12%
2004 11,081 52.3% 47.4% +11%
2003 9,034 52.0% 48.6% +7%
2002 6,440 53.0% 49.6% +7%
2001 3,749 51.4% 49.6% +4%
2000 2,073 50.3% 49.2% +2%
1999 1,237 48.7% 48.8% −0%
1998 766 41.5% 46.8% −11%
1997 605 42.8% 45.5% −6%
1996 367 40.1% 44.2% −9%
1995 271 39.1% 42.3% −7%
1994 221 36.2% 41.0% −12%
1993 190 39.5% 40.5% −3%
1992 149 33.6% 39.1% −14%
1991 165 33.3% 38.9% −14%
1990 149 36.2% 37.1% −2%
1989 127 31.5% 35.2% −10%
1988 88 31.8% 35.0% −9%
1987 66 24.2% 34.4% −29%
1986 64 20.3% 34.0% −40%
1971 182 20.3% 24.9% −18%
1970 56 21.4% 23.8% −10%
1969 52 17.3% 24.8% −30%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 690 16.1% 19.3% −17%
MINI 904 16.4% 29.3% −44%
Dacia 271 18.8% 20.3% −7%
Triumph 131 19.1% 29.9% −36%
Lexus 951 24.4% 23.4% +4%
BMW 7,333 25.1% 26.9% −6%
Audi 9,248 25.5% 25.5% −0%
Isuzu 150 27.3% 43.9% −38%
Hyundai 6,287 28.0% 29.4% −5%
Skoda 5,036 28.4% 28.3% +0%
Land Rover 4,524 28.6% 31.0% −8%
Jaguar 2,335 28.9% 31.3% −8%
Honda 4,927 31.5% 31.1% +1%
Subaru 407 31.7% 32.8% −3%
Volvo 2,965 32.3% 35.1% −8%
Mazda 3,390 32.3% 32.2% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 4,862 32.6% 30.4% +7%
Volkswagen 14,651 32.6% 33.1% −2%
Toyota 7,214 32.6% 30.1% +8%
SEAT 3,715 33.0% 32.6% +1%
MG 546 33.7% 41.7% −19%
Kia 3,760 34.1% 30.7% +11%
Alfa Romeo 797 34.6% 36.8% −6%
Suzuki 3,220 35.2% 32.4% +9%
Jeep 223 35.4% 36.0% −2%
Chrysler 242 35.5% 41.8% −15%
Mitsubishi 1,853 35.8% 36.4% −2%
Nissan 10,939 36.5% 33.3% +10%
Ford 34,596 37.2% 35.2% +6%
FIAT 6,113 37.7% 36.8% +3%
Daihatsu 140 40.0% 36.1% +11%
Vauxhall 32,958 40.2% 39.0% +3%
Chevrolet 933 40.4% 40.5% −0%
SAAB 1,036 41.9% 40.6% +3%
Citroen 9,739 43.1% 40.6% +6%
Peugeot 10,100 43.7% 40.4% +8%
Dodge 110 44.5% 42.4% +5%
Rover 678 45.7% 47.0% −3%
Renault 10,827 50.3% 47.4% +6%
Daewoo 103 60.2% 55.6% +8%
 

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