On average, 34.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Dudley, 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 3.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1994 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 50.5%. 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 Porsche, Dacia and Morgan.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.1% 16.7% +2%
Suspension 12.6% 12.1% +5%
Brakes 8.3% 9.0% −8%
Tyres 6.5% 7.2% −9%
Driver's view of the road 6.0% 6.2% −3%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −3%
Steering 2.4% 2.3% +3%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +5%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 352 10.8% 13.2% −18%
2014 12,313 13.7% 14.3% −4%
2013 11,546 16.4% 16.9% −3%
2012 10,259 20.7% 20.9% −1%
2011 9,532 23.7% 24.6% −4%
2010 10,110 28.1% 29.2% −4%
2009 9,641 32.5% 32.8% −1%
2008 10,274 38.2% 37.0% +3%
2007 11,439 40.1% 39.6% +1%
2006 10,695 41.5% 42.2% −1%
2005 10,164 45.3% 45.0% +1%
2004 9,515 47.0% 47.4% −1%
2003 8,026 48.4% 48.6% −0%
2002 6,681 49.3% 49.6% −1%
2001 4,401 49.5% 49.6% −0%
2000 2,728 47.6% 49.2% −3%
1999 1,918 47.3% 48.8% −3%
1998 1,197 44.4% 46.8% −5%
1997 817 46.0% 45.5% +1%
1996 561 44.4% 44.2% +0%
1995 431 42.9% 42.3% +2%
1994 327 49.5% 41.0% +21%
1993 232 37.5% 40.5% −7%
1992 214 40.2% 39.1% +3%
1991 232 32.3% 38.9% −17%
1990 213 30.5% 37.1% −18%
1989 191 33.0% 35.2% −6%
1988 121 38.0% 35.0% +9%
1987 84 33.3% 34.4% −3%
1986 81 28.4% 34.0% −17%
1985 68 41.2% 33.9% +21%
1984 53 22.6% 32.7% −31%
1978 53 32.1% 29.0% +11%
1971 229 26.6% 24.9% +7%
1970 63 19.0% 23.8% −20%
1968 55 21.8% 23.4% −7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Morgan 107 7.5% 18.5% −60%
Dacia 147 14.3% 20.3% −29%
Porsche 448 19.4% 19.3% +1%
Triumph 141 23.4% 29.9% −22%
MINI 490 24.3% 29.3% −17%
Skoda 3,092 24.4% 28.3% −14%
Audi 4,677 26.4% 25.5% +4%
Lexus 367 26.4% 23.4% +13%
Kia 4,042 27.2% 30.7% −11%
Hyundai 4,281 27.8% 29.4% −6%
BMW 4,287 27.9% 26.9% +4%
Jaguar 1,861 29.3% 31.3% −6%
SEAT 2,126 29.4% 32.6% −10%
Toyota 6,685 29.5% 30.1% −2%
Honda 4,013 29.5% 31.1% −5%
Land Rover 4,448 29.7% 31.0% −4%
Mazda 2,375 30.4% 32.2% −6%
Nissan 7,921 31.3% 33.3% −6%
Suzuki 2,195 31.3% 32.4% −3%
Subaru 419 31.7% 32.8% −3%
Volkswagen 11,898 31.8% 33.1% −4%
Mercedes-Benz 4,564 32.1% 30.4% +5%
Jeep 224 33.0% 36.0% −8%
Volvo 2,080 33.7% 35.1% −4%
Mitsubishi 2,377 34.6% 36.4% −5%
FIAT 5,163 34.9% 36.8% −5%
Isuzu 156 35.3% 43.9% −20%
Daihatsu 248 36.3% 36.1% +0%
MG 1,037 36.7% 41.7% −12%
Ford 24,899 37.3% 35.2% +6%
Alfa Romeo 500 37.4% 36.8% +2%
Chrysler 295 38.3% 41.8% −8%
Chevrolet 928 38.6% 40.5% −5%
Vauxhall 24,824 39.3% 39.0% +1%
Citroen 7,718 40.5% 40.6% −0%
SAAB 469 40.7% 40.6% +0%
Peugeot 10,661 41.6% 40.4% +3%
Rover 1,298 44.4% 47.0% −6%
Renault 9,003 48.2% 47.4% +2%
Daewoo 159 51.6% 55.6% −7%
 

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