On average, 40.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Exeter, 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 5.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1998 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 38.4%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Talbot and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, Dacia and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 20.3% 16.7% +21%
Suspension 16.0% 12.1% +32%
Brakes 11.9% 9.0% +32%
Tyres 9.1% 7.2% +27%
Driver's view of the road 8.2% 6.2% +32%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 5.1% 3.6% +42%
Steering 3.5% 2.3% +54%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.9% 1.6% +79%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.5% 1.1% +36%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 55 12.7% 11.6% +10%
2015 645 11.5% 13.2% −13%
2014 17,405 15.7% 14.3% +10%
2013 15,682 17.5% 16.9% +4%
2012 13,542 20.9% 20.9% −0%
2011 12,967 24.7% 24.6% +0%
2010 13,950 30.5% 29.2% +4%
2009 14,237 34.6% 32.8% +6%
2008 14,599 40.2% 37.0% +8%
2007 16,510 44.0% 39.6% +11%
2006 16,134 48.0% 42.2% +14%
2005 16,186 51.2% 45.0% +14%
2004 15,531 55.5% 47.4% +17%
2003 14,228 57.5% 48.6% +18%
2002 12,134 59.3% 49.6% +20%
2001 8,970 60.9% 49.6% +23%
2000 6,234 59.6% 49.2% +21%
1999 4,202 60.9% 48.8% +25%
1998 2,617 61.6% 46.8% +32%
1997 1,873 59.5% 45.5% +31%
1996 1,294 59.7% 44.2% +35%
1995 968 53.6% 42.3% +27%
1994 725 55.3% 41.0% +35%
1993 568 53.0% 40.5% +31%
1992 427 56.2% 39.1% +44%
1991 444 49.1% 38.9% +26%
1990 414 48.6% 37.1% +31%
1989 298 50.3% 35.2% +43%
1988 213 44.6% 35.0% +27%
1987 181 54.1% 34.4% +58%
1986 148 50.7% 34.0% +49%
1985 130 42.3% 33.9% +25%
1984 87 54.0% 32.7% +65%
1983 82 51.2% 32.7% +57%
1982 58 50.0% 32.6% +53%
1981 64 46.9% 32.6% +44%
1980 81 43.2% 29.2% +48%
1979 81 30.9% 28.7% +7%
1978 77 45.5% 29.0% +57%
1977 67 40.3% 28.8% +40%
1976 65 40.0% 29.3% +37%
1975 66 51.5% 27.5% +87%
1974 62 32.3% 25.0% +29%
1973 84 31.0% 25.8% +20%
1972 90 26.7% 24.3% +10%
1971 403 35.0% 24.9% +41%
1970 144 31.3% 23.8% +31%
1969 123 30.1% 24.8% +21%
1968 127 34.6% 23.4% +48%
1967 92 32.6% 23.4% +39%
1966 95 34.7% 22.4% +55%
1965 75 34.7% 21.6% +61%
1964 69 21.7% 20.7% +5%
1960 52 26.9% 19.5% +38%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 133 1.5% 11.4% −87%
Dacia 464 13.6% 20.3% −33%
Porsche 1,087 21.3% 19.3% +10%
MINI 1,377 24.0% 29.3% −18%
Morgan 135 27.4% 18.5% +48%
Lexus 801 28.6% 23.4% +22%
Hyundai 5,098 30.7% 29.4% +4%
Kia 3,420 33.0% 30.7% +7%
BMW 8,226 33.4% 26.9% +25%
smart 211 34.1% 30.4% +12%
Triumph 274 35.0% 29.9% +17%
Audi 8,751 35.1% 25.5% +38%
Suzuki 4,598 35.2% 32.4% +9%
Skoda 4,887 35.7% 28.3% +26%
Honda 8,699 37.0% 31.1% +19%
Toyota 12,071 37.4% 30.1% +24%
Bentley 109 38.5% 13.2% +191%
Jaguar 1,951 39.8% 31.3% +27%
Mercedes-Benz 5,735 39.8% 30.4% +31%
Nissan 12,471 40.0% 33.3% +20%
Mazda 4,591 40.0% 32.2% +24%
SEAT 4,443 41.3% 32.6% +27%
Alfa Romeo 602 41.7% 36.8% +13%
Lotus 117 41.9% 20.4% +106%
FIAT 6,033 42.2% 36.8% +15%
Volkswagen 27,659 42.3% 33.1% +28%
Volvo 4,549 42.3% 35.1% +21%
Land Rover 9,803 42.9% 31.0% +38%
Mitsubishi 5,894 43.4% 36.4% +19%
Isuzu 645 43.6% 43.9% −1%
Vauxhall 28,667 44.8% 39.0% +15%
MG 1,147 45.2% 41.7% +8%
Ford 36,754 45.2% 35.2% +29%
Chevrolet 920 45.8% 40.5% +13%
Daihatsu 669 46.2% 36.1% +28%
Citroen 11,011 46.5% 40.6% +14%
SAAB 1,215 46.7% 40.6% +15%
Subaru 851 46.8% 32.8% +43%
Peugeot 20,497 47.3% 40.4% +17%
SsangYong 104 49.0% 40.4% +21%
Renault 13,903 50.9% 47.4% +7%
Jeep 449 51.4% 36.0% +43%
Proton 128 51.6% 45.0% +15%
Chrysler 318 54.7% 41.8% +31%
Rover 1,378 56.5% 47.0% +20%
Talbot 147 59.2% 46.8% +27%
Daewoo 366 68.0% 55.6% +22%
 

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