On average, 32.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Coventry, 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 3.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.4%. 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 TVR, Bentley and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.1% 16.7% −10%
Suspension 11.4% 12.1% −5%
Brakes 8.7% 9.0% −4%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −12%
Driver's view of the road 5.6% 6.2% −10%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +1%
Steering 2.1% 2.3% −9%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −16%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 94 11.7% 11.6% +1%
2015 1,133 8.5% 13.2% −36%
2014 28,515 13.2% 14.3% −8%
2013 24,022 15.8% 16.9% −7%
2012 21,292 19.9% 20.9% −5%
2011 19,570 23.2% 24.6% −6%
2010 20,334 27.5% 29.2% −6%
2009 19,785 30.5% 32.8% −7%
2008 20,875 34.7% 37.0% −6%
2007 23,828 36.9% 39.6% −7%
2006 22,067 39.9% 42.2% −5%
2005 20,470 42.7% 45.0% −5%
2004 19,070 45.5% 47.4% −4%
2003 16,156 45.6% 48.6% −6%
2002 12,818 47.2% 49.6% −5%
2001 8,844 47.3% 49.6% −5%
2000 5,399 46.6% 49.2% −5%
1999 3,682 47.6% 48.8% −2%
1998 2,297 43.5% 46.8% −7%
1997 1,603 42.8% 45.5% −6%
1996 1,046 41.8% 44.2% −5%
1995 759 38.2% 42.3% −10%
1994 603 37.3% 41.0% −9%
1993 458 37.6% 40.5% −7%
1992 406 33.3% 39.1% −15%
1991 386 31.1% 38.9% −20%
1990 362 32.9% 37.1% −11%
1989 334 33.5% 35.2% −5%
1988 218 30.7% 35.0% −12%
1987 170 38.8% 34.4% +13%
1986 137 32.1% 34.0% −6%
1985 123 26.0% 33.9% −23%
1984 88 28.4% 32.7% −13%
1983 88 34.1% 32.7% +4%
1982 77 22.1% 32.6% −32%
1981 64 25.0% 32.6% −23%
1980 72 31.9% 29.2% +10%
1979 91 30.8% 28.7% +7%
1978 83 25.3% 29.0% −13%
1977 79 30.4% 28.8% +5%
1976 67 20.9% 29.3% −29%
1975 66 27.3% 27.5% −1%
1974 63 31.7% 25.0% +27%
1973 93 19.4% 25.8% −25%
1972 88 23.9% 24.3% −2%
1971 426 19.7% 24.9% −21%
1970 125 18.4% 23.8% −23%
1969 126 28.6% 24.8% +15%
1968 132 17.4% 23.4% −25%
1967 123 17.1% 23.4% −27%
1966 89 16.9% 22.4% −25%
1965 100 22.0% 21.6% +2%
1964 65 30.8% 20.7% +48%
1963 55 21.8% 20.2% +8%
1962 58 20.7% 20.9% −1%
1961 63 9.5% 19.8% −52%
1960 54 7.4% 19.5% −62%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 494 9.9% 14.2% −30%
Bentley 139 12.2% 13.2% −8%
TVR 194 14.4% 19.3% −25%
MINI 2,001 16.0% 29.3% −45%
Porsche 1,398 18.5% 19.3% −4%
Lotus 158 19.0% 20.4% −7%
Lexus 1,457 20.1% 23.4% −14%
Dacia 295 20.3% 20.3% +0%
Abarth 136 20.6% 25.3% −18%
Subaru 1,134 23.4% 32.8% −29%
Audi 14,369 23.6% 25.5% −8%
Triumph 364 23.6% 29.9% −21%
smart 155 23.9% 30.4% −21%
Isuzu 391 24.3% 43.9% −45%
BMW 14,770 25.6% 26.9% −5%
Skoda 5,156 26.1% 28.3% −8%
Hyundai 6,214 27.5% 29.4% −7%
Toyota 13,045 28.5% 30.1% −5%
Honda 10,060 28.5% 31.1% −9%
Land Rover 8,006 28.9% 31.0% −7%
Suzuki 3,223 29.5% 32.4% −9%
SEAT 5,219 29.8% 32.6% −9%
Jeep 457 30.0% 36.0% −17%
Jaguar 4,882 30.1% 31.3% −4%
Volkswagen 30,446 30.2% 33.1% −9%
Kia 4,679 30.5% 30.7% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 8,395 30.7% 30.4% +1%
Mazda 6,531 31.3% 32.2% −3%
Mitsubishi 3,173 31.4% 36.4% −14%
Nissan 11,520 31.8% 33.3% −4%
Alfa Romeo 1,202 33.1% 36.8% −10%
MG 1,292 33.7% 41.7% −19%
FIAT 10,318 33.8% 36.8% −8%
Ford 55,383 34.3% 35.2% −2%
Daihatsu 417 34.3% 36.1% −5%
Volvo 5,490 34.3% 35.1% −2%
LTI 795 36.0% 37.1% −3%
SAAB 1,325 36.0% 40.6% −11%
SsangYong 111 36.0% 40.4% −11%
Peugeot 26,676 36.1% 40.4% −10%
Vauxhall 34,377 37.8% 39.0% −3%
Dodge 169 37.9% 42.4% −11%
Chevrolet 1,194 38.6% 40.5% −5%
Citroen 14,607 38.7% 40.6% −5%
Chrysler 557 39.1% 41.8% −6%
Proton 103 39.8% 45.0% −12%
Rover 1,964 41.0% 47.0% −13%
Renault 12,939 45.9% 47.4% −3%
Daewoo 316 48.1% 55.6% −13%
 

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