On average, 29.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Dartford, 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 2.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 58.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Daewoo and Caterham. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, MINI and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.2% 16.7% −9%
Suspension 7.9% 12.1% −34%
Tyres 5.7% 7.2% −20%
Driver's view of the road 5.4% 6.2% −14%
Brakes 5.1% 9.0% −44%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.3% 3.6% −36%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −47%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −29%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 149 11.4% 11.6% −2%
2015 625 14.1% 13.2% +7%
2014 13,696 12.9% 14.3% −10%
2013 12,266 14.9% 16.9% −12%
2012 10,594 18.1% 20.9% −14%
2011 10,035 21.1% 24.6% −14%
2010 10,546 25.3% 29.2% −13%
2009 10,530 27.9% 32.8% −15%
2008 11,083 31.6% 37.0% −15%
2007 11,673 33.7% 39.6% −15%
2006 10,951 35.3% 42.2% −16%
2005 10,543 37.6% 45.0% −16%
2004 9,707 39.8% 47.4% −16%
2003 8,290 40.5% 48.6% −17%
2002 6,623 40.1% 49.6% −19%
2001 4,820 41.1% 49.6% −17%
2000 3,099 40.3% 49.2% −18%
1999 2,137 38.8% 48.8% −20%
1998 1,389 37.7% 46.8% −20%
1997 931 34.5% 45.5% −24%
1996 583 32.8% 44.2% −26%
1995 407 32.2% 42.3% −24%
1994 317 33.4% 41.0% −18%
1993 260 30.0% 40.5% −26%
1992 182 31.9% 39.1% −18%
1991 196 29.6% 38.9% −24%
1990 174 27.6% 37.1% −26%
1989 159 26.4% 35.2% −25%
1988 97 9.3% 35.0% −74%
1987 84 25.0% 34.4% −27%
1986 87 17.2% 34.0% −49%
1984 51 23.5% 32.7% −28%
1971 192 19.3% 24.9% −23%
1970 57 19.3% 23.8% −19%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 128 3.1% 11.4% −73%
MINI 791 13.1% 29.3% −55%
Lexus 1,416 14.6% 23.4% −38%
Porsche 538 15.8% 19.3% −18%
LTI 134 16.4% 37.1% −56%
Audi 6,385 19.7% 25.5% −23%
Skoda 2,701 21.9% 28.3% −22%
Land Rover 3,354 22.1% 31.0% −29%
Toyota 9,453 23.0% 30.1% −23%
BMW 7,788 23.3% 26.9% −13%
Honda 5,163 23.6% 31.1% −24%
Kia 2,994 24.0% 30.7% −22%
Jaguar 2,209 24.5% 31.3% −22%
Suzuki 1,799 25.6% 32.4% −21%
Mercedes-Benz 6,592 26.0% 30.4% −14%
Jeep 282 27.3% 36.0% −24%
SEAT 1,757 27.7% 32.6% −15%
MG 559 28.1% 41.7% −33%
Hyundai 4,707 28.5% 29.4% −3%
Nissan 8,693 28.7% 33.3% −14%
Volkswagen 13,500 29.0% 33.1% −12%
Alfa Romeo 436 29.4% 36.8% −20%
Mitsubishi 1,258 29.7% 36.4% −18%
Subaru 222 29.7% 32.8% −9%
Mazda 2,966 29.7% 32.2% −8%
FIAT 4,342 30.0% 36.8% −18%
smart 174 30.5% 30.4% +0%
SAAB 534 32.0% 40.6% −21%
Ford 31,830 32.5% 35.2% −8%
Volvo 1,318 32.5% 35.1% −7%
Rover 648 33.2% 47.0% −29%
Vauxhall 24,489 33.5% 39.0% −14%
Peugeot 8,305 33.5% 40.4% −17%
Citroen 7,174 33.8% 40.6% −17%
Chevrolet 665 36.7% 40.5% −9%
Daihatsu 141 36.9% 36.1% +2%
Dodge 106 39.6% 42.4% −7%
Renault 6,061 40.6% 47.4% −14%
Chrysler 358 41.3% 41.8% −1%
Daewoo 131 42.0% 55.6% −24%
Caterham 131 45.0% 16.3% +176%
 

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