On average, 32.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Dumfries, 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 4.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 51.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Jeep, Renault and Rover. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, Dacia and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 13.3% 12.1% +10%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.2% 16.7% −21%
Brakes 10.2% 9.0% +13%
Tyres 6.6% 7.2% −8%
Driver's view of the road 5.8% 6.2% −7%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.2% 3.6% +18%
Steering 2.8% 2.3% +22%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −15%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +19%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 140 10.7% 13.2% −19%
2014 4,984 13.1% 14.3% −8%
2013 4,591 16.4% 16.9% −3%
2012 3,942 19.6% 20.9% −6%
2011 3,529 24.7% 24.6% +0%
2010 3,755 27.8% 29.2% −5%
2009 3,469 32.1% 32.8% −2%
2008 3,419 36.6% 37.0% −1%
2007 3,727 38.4% 39.6% −3%
2006 3,306 42.6% 42.2% +1%
2005 3,154 45.6% 45.0% +1%
2004 2,827 48.2% 47.4% +2%
2003 2,297 48.3% 48.6% −1%
2002 1,848 48.3% 49.6% −2%
2001 1,088 47.2% 49.6% −5%
2000 664 46.5% 49.2% −5%
1999 434 48.2% 48.8% −1%
1998 295 47.1% 46.8% +1%
1997 194 40.2% 45.5% −12%
1996 147 39.5% 44.2% −11%
1995 105 40.0% 42.3% −5%
1994 76 46.1% 41.0% +12%
1993 68 29.4% 40.5% −27%
1991 56 41.1% 38.9% +6%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 183 15.8% 29.3% −46%
Dacia 216 17.1% 20.3% −15%
Lexus 115 21.7% 23.4% −7%
Audi 1,510 21.9% 25.5% −14%
BMW 1,551 22.1% 26.9% −18%
Honda 2,475 22.7% 31.1% −27%
Skoda 1,975 25.4% 28.3% −10%
Volkswagen 4,838 28.1% 33.1% −15%
Toyota 2,248 29.5% 30.1% −2%
Hyundai 879 30.1% 29.4% +2%
Kia 1,457 30.3% 30.7% −1%
SEAT 464 30.8% 32.6% −5%
Mazda 1,161 31.4% 32.2% −3%
Subaru 245 31.4% 32.8% −4%
Suzuki 1,471 32.0% 32.4% −1%
Isuzu 295 32.5% 43.9% −26%
FIAT 1,814 33.1% 36.8% −10%
Land Rover 1,611 33.1% 31.0% +7%
Volvo 882 33.2% 35.1% −5%
Mitsubishi 1,374 34.6% 36.4% −5%
Nissan 1,722 34.8% 33.3% +5%
Jaguar 324 34.9% 31.3% +11%
Daihatsu 147 35.4% 36.1% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 948 35.9% 30.4% +18%
Ford 8,108 35.9% 35.2% +2%
Citroen 2,741 37.4% 40.6% −8%
Peugeot 3,224 37.8% 40.4% −6%
Vauxhall 7,977 38.2% 39.0% −2%
MG 157 39.5% 41.7% −5%
Chevrolet 131 39.7% 40.5% −2%
Alfa Romeo 115 40.9% 36.8% +11%
SAAB 303 40.9% 40.6% +1%
Jeep 132 41.7% 36.0% +16%
Renault 3,534 43.7% 47.4% −8%
Rover 203 45.3% 47.0% −4%
 

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