On average, 38.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Dorchester, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 4.7% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1996 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 41.7%. 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 Porsche, MINI and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.5% 16.7% +17%
Suspension 13.7% 12.1% +14%
Brakes 10.4% 9.0% +16%
Tyres 7.7% 7.2% +8%
Driver's view of the road 7.0% 6.2% +13%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.7% 3.6% +31%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +30%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.6% 1.6% +62%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.8% 1.1% +57%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 122 16.4% 13.2% +24%
2014 4,128 12.2% 14.3% −15%
2013 4,273 14.5% 16.9% −14%
2012 4,126 17.5% 20.9% −17%
2011 3,893 21.2% 24.6% −14%
2010 4,576 25.6% 29.2% −12%
2009 4,909 29.6% 32.8% −10%
2008 5,283 34.4% 37.0% −7%
2007 6,076 37.1% 39.6% −6%
2006 5,971 41.1% 42.2% −3%
2005 6,203 47.0% 45.0% +4%
2004 6,468 48.8% 47.4% +3%
2003 5,821 51.7% 48.6% +6%
2002 4,988 52.7% 49.6% +6%
2001 3,662 54.5% 49.6% +10%
2000 2,463 53.9% 49.2% +10%
1999 1,711 57.0% 48.8% +17%
1998 1,157 54.3% 46.8% +16%
1997 806 55.6% 45.5% +22%
1996 515 58.3% 44.2% +32%
1995 386 50.5% 42.3% +19%
1994 295 49.8% 41.0% +22%
1993 228 52.2% 40.5% +29%
1992 211 56.4% 39.1% +44%
1991 174 51.1% 38.9% +32%
1990 162 46.9% 37.1% +26%
1989 124 50.8% 35.2% +44%
1988 74 41.9% 35.0% +20%
1987 62 43.5% 34.4% +27%
1986 57 38.6% 34.0% +13%
1971 163 33.1% 24.9% +33%
1970 62 35.5% 23.8% +49%
1969 65 32.3% 24.8% +30%
1968 65 16.9% 23.4% −28%
1967 63 23.8% 23.4% +2%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 101 23.8% 20.3% +17%
MINI 301 24.6% 29.3% −16%
Porsche 267 25.8% 19.3% +34%
Triumph 118 28.0% 29.9% −7%
BMW 2,823 29.4% 26.9% +10%
Honda 4,205 30.2% 31.1% −3%
Lexus 199 31.7% 23.4% +35%
Mercedes-Benz 2,086 32.8% 30.4% +8%
Hyundai 1,077 33.1% 29.4% +13%
Suzuki 1,391 33.2% 32.4% +2%
Mazda 2,100 33.2% 32.2% +3%
Skoda 1,622 33.4% 28.3% +18%
Audi 2,735 33.8% 25.5% +33%
Nissan 4,826 34.7% 33.3% +4%
Toyota 3,887 35.8% 30.1% +19%
Jaguar 772 36.0% 31.3% +15%
MG 500 36.2% 41.7% −13%
Alfa Romeo 262 36.3% 36.8% −1%
Volkswagen 10,835 37.3% 33.1% +13%
Kia 899 38.3% 30.7% +25%
FIAT 2,009 39.2% 36.8% +7%
Isuzu 233 39.9% 43.9% −9%
Ford 13,722 40.5% 35.2% +15%
SAAB 537 40.6% 40.6% −0%
SEAT 953 41.6% 32.6% +27%
Peugeot 7,136 41.7% 40.4% +3%
Vauxhall 9,276 42.2% 39.0% +8%
Subaru 347 42.4% 32.8% +29%
Chevrolet 275 42.5% 40.5% +5%
Volvo 1,205 42.6% 35.1% +21%
Citroen 4,461 43.6% 40.6% +7%
Jeep 201 44.3% 36.0% +23%
Mitsubishi 1,694 45.0% 36.4% +24%
Land Rover 3,846 45.2% 31.0% +46%
Daihatsu 195 46.2% 36.1% +28%
Chrysler 113 46.9% 41.8% +12%
Rover 504 51.2% 47.0% +9%
Renault 3,849 52.7% 47.4% +11%
 

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