On average, 34.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in Darlington, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment and Brakes, while 4.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Porsche and Triumph.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 14.7% 12.1% +22%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.1% 16.7% −16%
Brakes 12.7% 9.0% +41%
Tyres 6.8% 7.2% −5%
Driver's view of the road 5.5% 6.2% −11%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.1% 3.6% +13%
Steering 3.1% 2.3% +37%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −10%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 386 13.5% 13.2% +2%
2014 11,642 13.3% 14.3% −7%
2013 10,676 16.9% 16.9% −0%
2012 9,534 22.3% 20.9% +6%
2011 8,891 26.8% 24.6% +9%
2010 9,124 31.6% 29.2% +8%
2009 8,528 35.5% 32.8% +8%
2008 8,721 40.9% 37.0% +11%
2007 9,149 42.8% 39.6% +8%
2006 8,477 46.4% 42.2% +10%
2005 7,465 48.0% 45.0% +7%
2004 6,728 50.3% 47.4% +6%
2003 5,508 50.7% 48.6% +4%
2002 4,089 51.1% 49.6% +3%
2001 2,377 49.9% 49.6% +1%
2000 1,394 50.4% 49.2% +2%
1999 844 47.5% 48.8% −3%
1998 504 43.8% 46.8% −6%
1997 414 42.0% 45.5% −8%
1996 310 36.1% 44.2% −18%
1995 243 43.2% 42.3% +2%
1994 194 40.7% 41.0% −1%
1993 168 37.5% 40.5% −7%
1992 125 36.8% 39.1% −6%
1991 135 34.1% 38.9% −12%
1990 138 31.2% 37.1% −16%
1989 103 30.1% 35.2% −14%
1988 71 39.4% 35.0% +13%
1987 64 20.3% 34.4% −41%
1986 65 35.4% 34.0% +4%
1971 161 18.0% 24.9% −28%
1970 53 18.9% 23.8% −21%
1969 56 14.3% 24.8% −42%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Triumph 125 15.2% 29.9% −49%
Porsche 358 19.6% 19.3% +1%
Dacia 165 21.2% 20.3% +5%
MINI 344 23.0% 29.3% −22%
Audi 4,653 25.6% 25.5% +0%
Skoda 3,093 25.7% 28.3% −9%
Lexus 231 26.4% 23.4% +13%
BMW 3,247 26.9% 26.9% +0%
Hyundai 3,305 29.0% 29.4% −1%
Subaru 577 29.5% 32.8% −10%
Volkswagen 12,507 30.1% 33.1% −9%
SEAT 2,719 30.5% 32.6% −7%
Isuzu 291 30.6% 43.9% −30%
Toyota 5,618 30.8% 30.1% +2%
Land Rover 4,007 31.0% 31.0% −0%
Jeep 168 31.5% 36.0% −12%
Kia 3,232 31.7% 30.7% +3%
Mazda 2,222 31.9% 32.2% −1%
Suzuki 3,199 32.8% 32.4% +1%
Mitsubishi 2,319 34.3% 36.4% −6%
Mercedes-Benz 2,574 35.0% 30.4% +15%
MG 499 35.1% 41.7% −16%
Nissan 7,396 35.1% 33.3% +5%
Honda 2,301 35.1% 31.1% +13%
FIAT 4,242 36.9% 36.8% +0%
Jaguar 1,035 37.0% 31.3% +18%
Ford 21,331 37.3% 35.2% +6%
Peugeot 7,254 37.7% 40.4% −7%
Volvo 1,567 38.7% 35.1% +10%
Chevrolet 760 39.3% 40.5% −3%
Vauxhall 17,823 39.4% 39.0% +1%
Alfa Romeo 403 39.7% 36.8% +8%
Daihatsu 218 40.4% 36.1% +12%
Citroen 6,224 40.5% 40.6% −0%
SAAB 635 41.7% 40.6% +3%
Chrysler 125 45.6% 41.8% +9%
Rover 495 47.3% 47.0% +1%
Renault 5,566 49.6% 47.4% +5%
 

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