On average, 27.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in Croydon, 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 2.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 61.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Daewoo and Dodge. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, Lexus and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.4% 16.7% −8%
Suspension 6.6% 12.1% −45%
Tyres 5.6% 7.2% −21%
Driver's view of the road 5.5% 6.2% −11%
Brakes 5.3% 9.0% −41%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.0% 3.6% −44%
Steering 1.1% 2.3% −52%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −35%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 318 7.5% 11.6% −35%
2015 939 13.4% 13.2% +2%
2014 11,273 12.6% 14.3% −11%
2013 11,061 15.7% 16.9% −7%
2012 10,343 18.1% 20.9% −14%
2011 9,270 20.9% 24.6% −15%
2010 9,778 22.9% 29.2% −21%
2009 9,743 25.9% 32.8% −21%
2008 10,429 29.1% 37.0% −21%
2007 11,828 30.7% 39.6% −23%
2006 11,100 31.6% 42.2% −25%
2005 10,694 34.2% 45.0% −24%
2004 9,904 36.0% 47.4% −24%
2003 8,646 36.6% 48.6% −25%
2002 7,499 38.1% 49.6% −23%
2001 5,707 36.8% 49.6% −26%
2000 3,827 35.9% 49.2% −27%
1999 2,689 36.9% 48.8% −24%
1998 1,750 36.7% 46.8% −22%
1997 1,128 36.2% 45.5% −20%
1996 718 34.0% 44.2% −23%
1995 545 32.3% 42.3% −24%
1994 420 32.1% 41.0% −22%
1993 298 31.2% 40.5% −23%
1992 210 28.1% 39.1% −28%
1991 208 34.6% 38.9% −11%
1990 205 30.7% 37.1% −17%
1989 172 26.2% 35.2% −26%
1988 101 30.7% 35.0% −12%
1987 85 25.9% 34.4% −25%
1986 54 24.1% 34.0% −29%
1985 53 22.6% 33.9% −33%
1971 173 19.7% 24.9% −21%
1969 53 20.8% 24.8% −16%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 187 12.8% 20.3% −37%
Lexus 2,306 14.2% 23.4% −39%
Porsche 497 15.9% 19.3% −18%
LTI 353 19.0% 37.1% −49%
MINI 717 20.1% 29.3% −31%
Kia 2,081 20.4% 30.7% −34%
Audi 7,183 21.6% 25.5% −15%
Toyota 13,867 22.4% 30.1% −26%
Jaguar 1,948 22.8% 31.3% −27%
Skoda 2,207 23.3% 28.3% −18%
Land Rover 3,278 23.7% 31.0% −24%
BMW 9,441 23.9% 26.9% −11%
Jeep 375 25.6% 36.0% −29%
Subaru 412 26.9% 32.8% −18%
smart 287 27.5% 30.4% −9%
Mercedes-Benz 8,796 27.5% 30.4% −9%
Alfa Romeo 461 27.5% 36.8% −25%
Daihatsu 292 28.1% 36.1% −22%
Honda 8,171 28.1% 31.1% −10%
Volvo 2,583 28.6% 35.1% −19%
FIAT 3,474 28.6% 36.8% −22%
Mitsubishi 1,179 28.8% 36.4% −21%
Suzuki 1,210 28.8% 32.4% −11%
Volkswagen 18,126 29.2% 33.1% −12%
Mazda 2,357 29.2% 32.2% −9%
Hyundai 2,231 29.2% 29.4% −1%
SEAT 1,552 29.8% 32.6% −8%
MG 347 30.0% 41.7% −28%
Ford 22,856 30.1% 35.2% −14%
Rover 484 30.2% 47.0% −36%
Chrysler 457 30.4% 41.8% −27%
Nissan 9,980 30.9% 33.3% −7%
Peugeot 8,095 31.0% 40.4% −23%
Citroen 3,837 31.6% 40.6% −22%
SAAB 609 31.7% 40.6% −22%
Vauxhall 17,395 31.8% 39.0% −18%
Renault 7,191 34.9% 47.4% −26%
Chevrolet 980 35.5% 40.5% −12%
Daewoo 164 36.0% 55.6% −35%
Dodge 103 38.8% 42.4% −8%
 

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