On average, 36.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Gloucester, 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 4.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.7%. 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 Aston Martin, Bentley and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.3% 16.7% +9%
Suspension 13.6% 12.1% +13%
Brakes 9.8% 9.0% +8%
Tyres 7.6% 7.2% +7%
Driver's view of the road 7.0% 6.2% +13%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.2% 3.6% +16%
Steering 2.5% 2.3% +11%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.2% 1.6% +34%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 638 11.1% 13.2% −16%
2014 20,051 13.7% 14.3% −4%
2013 18,580 16.4% 16.9% −3%
2012 16,578 19.9% 20.9% −5%
2011 15,602 23.9% 24.6% −3%
2010 17,130 28.6% 29.2% −2%
2009 17,155 32.5% 32.8% −1%
2008 18,347 37.5% 37.0% +1%
2007 20,263 40.6% 39.6% +3%
2006 18,994 44.2% 42.2% +5%
2005 18,265 47.4% 45.0% +5%
2004 17,357 51.4% 47.4% +8%
2003 15,462 52.2% 48.6% +7%
2002 13,201 54.3% 49.6% +10%
2001 9,719 53.9% 49.6% +8%
2000 6,451 53.9% 49.2% +10%
1999 4,330 53.9% 48.8% +11%
1998 2,894 50.2% 46.8% +7%
1997 1,978 48.7% 45.5% +7%
1996 1,291 49.5% 44.2% +12%
1995 1,004 46.3% 42.3% +10%
1994 740 44.7% 41.0% +9%
1993 571 47.8% 40.5% +18%
1992 437 38.9% 39.1% −0%
1991 472 43.2% 38.9% +11%
1990 435 41.4% 37.1% +11%
1989 367 39.5% 35.2% +12%
1988 268 39.2% 35.0% +12%
1987 195 37.9% 34.4% +10%
1986 185 39.5% 34.0% +16%
1985 157 41.4% 33.9% +22%
1984 135 35.6% 32.7% +9%
1983 123 37.4% 32.7% +14%
1982 75 40.0% 32.6% +23%
1981 58 46.6% 32.6% +43%
1980 57 31.6% 29.2% +8%
1979 99 35.4% 28.7% +23%
1978 80 32.5% 29.0% +12%
1977 60 28.3% 28.8% −2%
1976 83 28.9% 29.3% −1%
1975 65 35.4% 27.5% +29%
1974 67 23.9% 25.0% −4%
1973 82 23.2% 25.8% −10%
1972 113 26.5% 24.3% +9%
1971 490 30.6% 24.9% +23%
1970 139 30.2% 23.8% +27%
1969 138 26.1% 24.8% +5%
1968 140 31.4% 23.4% +34%
1967 150 31.3% 23.4% +34%
1966 96 21.9% 22.4% −2%
1965 106 23.6% 21.6% +9%
1964 66 19.7% 20.7% −5%
1963 72 29.2% 20.2% +44%
1962 61 24.6% 20.9% +18%
1961 64 23.4% 19.8% +18%
1960 71 12.7% 19.5% −35%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 179 7.8% 11.4% −32%
Bentley 315 8.6% 13.2% −35%
Aston Martin 437 12.8% 14.2% −10%
Dacia 358 18.2% 20.3% −10%
TVR 145 18.6% 19.3% −3%
Morgan 138 20.3% 18.5% +10%
MINI 1,663 21.3% 29.3% −27%
Lotus 160 22.5% 20.4% +11%
Lexus 1,353 23.1% 23.4% −1%
Porsche 1,400 23.9% 19.3% +24%
Audi 12,711 29.0% 25.5% +14%
Skoda 7,087 29.3% 28.3% +4%
smart 196 29.6% 30.4% −3%
Daihatsu 558 30.5% 36.1% −16%
BMW 10,801 30.8% 26.9% +15%
Hyundai 4,823 31.1% 29.4% +6%
Triumph 327 31.5% 29.9% +5%
Toyota 12,179 32.2% 30.1% +7%
Suzuki 4,065 32.3% 32.4% −0%
Land Rover 10,230 32.8% 31.0% +6%
SsangYong 154 33.8% 40.4% −16%
Mercedes-Benz 7,409 34.1% 30.4% +12%
Mazda 5,072 34.7% 32.2% +7%
Jaguar 2,661 34.8% 31.3% +11%
Kia 3,706 35.1% 30.7% +14%
Volvo 4,496 35.6% 35.1% +1%
Honda 9,614 36.2% 31.1% +16%
FIAT 6,598 36.8% 36.8% +0%
Subaru 1,295 37.1% 32.8% +13%
SEAT 4,009 37.2% 32.6% +14%
Volkswagen 32,270 37.2% 33.1% +12%
Nissan 12,633 37.7% 33.3% +13%
Isuzu 644 38.5% 43.9% −12%
Mitsubishi 5,351 39.2% 36.4% +8%
Ford 48,488 39.5% 35.2% +12%
MG 1,157 39.6% 41.7% −5%
Jeep 544 39.9% 36.0% +11%
Chevrolet 1,201 40.5% 40.5% +0%
Citroen 13,307 42.0% 40.6% +3%
Peugeot 18,021 42.1% 40.4% +4%
Vauxhall 30,274 43.0% 39.0% +10%
Proton 137 43.1% 45.0% −4%
SAAB 1,566 44.0% 40.6% +8%
Talbot 137 44.5% 46.8% −5%
Alfa Romeo 816 45.5% 36.8% +24%
Chrysler 363 47.4% 41.8% +13%
Rover 1,332 48.0% 47.0% +2%
Renault 13,479 49.9% 47.4% +5%
Daewoo 285 53.3% 55.6% −4%
 

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