On average, 32.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Derby, 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 3.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.6%. 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 Bentley, Dacia and Ferrari.

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 12.2% 12.1% +1%
Brakes 8.7% 9.0% −4%
Tyres 6.2% 7.2% −14%
Driver's view of the road 5.5% 6.2% −11%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.4% 3.6% −6%
Steering 2.2% 2.3% −2%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −10%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −1%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 1,162 14.3% 13.2% +8%
2014 27,394 12.8% 14.3% −10%
2013 24,695 15.8% 16.9% −6%
2012 21,338 19.0% 20.9% −9%
2011 19,796 23.3% 24.6% −5%
2010 19,464 27.4% 29.2% −6%
2009 18,316 32.5% 32.8% −1%
2008 19,366 36.5% 37.0% −1%
2007 21,485 38.6% 39.6% −2%
2006 19,446 41.6% 42.2% −1%
2005 18,025 44.6% 45.0% −1%
2004 16,708 47.1% 47.4% −1%
2003 14,267 48.6% 48.6% +0%
2002 11,544 49.1% 49.6% −1%
2001 7,743 50.4% 49.6% +2%
2000 4,498 49.1% 49.2% −0%
1999 3,041 47.9% 48.8% −2%
1998 1,854 47.1% 46.8% +1%
1997 1,260 41.7% 45.5% −8%
1996 793 43.5% 44.2% −2%
1995 682 41.2% 42.3% −3%
1994 512 39.6% 41.0% −3%
1993 387 34.9% 40.5% −14%
1992 316 33.5% 39.1% −14%
1991 334 33.8% 38.9% −13%
1990 333 36.3% 37.1% −2%
1989 295 34.6% 35.2% −2%
1988 173 29.5% 35.0% −16%
1987 131 32.8% 34.4% −4%
1986 126 33.3% 34.0% −2%
1985 112 30.4% 33.9% −11%
1984 93 34.4% 32.7% +5%
1983 83 16.9% 32.7% −48%
1981 54 24.1% 32.6% −26%
1980 77 33.8% 29.2% +16%
1979 72 25.0% 28.7% −13%
1978 70 35.7% 29.0% +23%
1977 62 19.4% 28.8% −33%
1976 51 21.6% 29.3% −26%
1975 53 20.8% 27.5% −25%
1974 57 31.6% 25.0% +26%
1973 85 35.3% 25.8% +37%
1972 67 20.9% 24.3% −14%
1971 409 25.4% 24.9% +2%
1970 149 14.8% 23.8% −38%
1969 110 23.6% 24.8% −5%
1968 102 17.6% 23.4% −25%
1967 83 28.9% 23.4% +24%
1966 94 21.3% 22.4% −5%
1965 65 10.8% 21.6% −50%
1964 68 26.5% 20.7% +28%
1962 50 16.0% 20.9% −23%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 122 13.9% 11.4% +22%
Dacia 297 14.5% 20.3% −29%
Bentley 120 15.0% 13.2% +13%
Lotus 158 15.8% 20.4% −22%
MINI 1,740 17.8% 29.3% −39%
Porsche 916 18.8% 19.3% −3%
Lexus 1,253 20.4% 23.4% −13%
Audi 12,718 23.5% 25.5% −8%
Triumph 209 23.9% 29.9% −20%
BMW 10,933 24.8% 26.9% −8%
Aston Martin 261 25.3% 14.2% +78%
Abarth 111 26.1% 25.3% +3%
Skoda 4,671 26.4% 28.3% −6%
Kia 7,003 27.4% 30.7% −11%
Toyota 16,893 27.8% 30.1% −7%
Hyundai 4,471 28.0% 29.4% −5%
SEAT 5,128 29.0% 32.6% −11%
smart 178 29.2% 30.4% −4%
Land Rover 8,582 29.8% 31.0% −4%
Volkswagen 27,730 30.4% 33.1% −8%
Mercedes-Benz 7,449 30.4% 30.4% +0%
Jaguar 3,203 30.5% 31.3% −3%
Nissan 12,744 31.0% 33.3% −7%
Honda 7,241 31.3% 31.1% +0%
Volvo 4,547 31.6% 35.1% −10%
Isuzu 474 31.6% 43.9% −28%
Subaru 1,067 32.1% 32.8% −2%
Suzuki 2,974 32.3% 32.4% −0%
Mitsubishi 2,877 32.3% 36.4% −11%
Daihatsu 343 33.2% 36.1% −8%
Mazda 4,416 33.4% 32.2% +4%
Jeep 482 33.8% 36.0% −6%
Ford 52,841 34.4% 35.2% −2%
FIAT 8,914 34.7% 36.8% −6%
MG 1,213 35.2% 41.7% −16%
Alfa Romeo 1,114 36.3% 36.8% −1%
Citroen 13,539 37.9% 40.6% −7%
Vauxhall 43,517 38.4% 39.0% −2%
Dodge 129 38.8% 42.4% −9%
SAAB 1,616 38.9% 40.6% −4%
Peugeot 19,015 38.9% 40.4% −4%
SsangYong 103 39.8% 40.4% −2%
Chevrolet 1,242 40.4% 40.5% −0%
Chrysler 429 42.9% 41.8% +3%
Proton 145 43.4% 45.0% −3%
Rover 1,205 44.1% 47.0% −6%
Renault 12,376 45.4% 47.4% −4%
Daewoo 277 59.2% 55.6% +6%
 

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