On average, 33.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Guildford, 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 3.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 51.6%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover 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 16.6% 16.7% −1%
Suspension 10.3% 12.1% −14%
Brakes 6.9% 9.0% −23%
Tyres 6.9% 7.2% −3%
Driver's view of the road 5.8% 6.2% −7%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.1% 3.6% −13%
Steering 1.8% 2.3% −20%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 99 17.2% 11.6% +48%
2015 907 9.9% 13.2% −25%
2014 26,006 14.2% 14.3% −1%
2013 23,855 16.3% 16.9% −4%
2012 21,239 20.1% 20.9% −4%
2011 19,836 23.8% 24.6% −3%
2010 20,775 27.9% 29.2% −4%
2009 20,482 31.0% 32.8% −5%
2008 20,519 34.5% 37.0% −7%
2007 22,270 37.4% 39.6% −6%
2006 20,335 40.6% 42.2% −4%
2005 18,993 43.8% 45.0% −3%
2004 17,537 45.7% 47.4% −4%
2003 15,450 46.2% 48.6% −5%
2002 12,724 47.1% 49.6% −5%
2001 9,426 48.0% 49.6% −3%
2000 6,377 47.7% 49.2% −3%
1999 4,518 48.4% 48.8% −1%
1998 3,188 46.4% 46.8% −1%
1997 2,071 43.5% 45.5% −4%
1996 1,362 44.9% 44.2% +1%
1995 929 46.0% 42.3% +9%
1994 757 42.1% 41.0% +3%
1993 505 43.0% 40.5% +6%
1992 468 41.7% 39.1% +7%
1991 485 38.6% 38.9% −1%
1990 442 39.4% 37.1% +6%
1989 386 38.6% 35.2% +10%
1988 265 42.3% 35.0% +21%
1987 209 37.3% 34.4% +9%
1986 167 35.9% 34.0% +6%
1985 159 34.6% 33.9% +2%
1984 102 42.2% 32.7% +29%
1983 102 34.3% 32.7% +5%
1982 75 33.3% 32.6% +2%
1981 81 38.3% 32.6% +18%
1980 84 35.7% 29.2% +22%
1979 89 34.8% 28.7% +21%
1978 101 40.6% 29.0% +40%
1977 75 42.7% 28.8% +48%
1976 94 34.0% 29.3% +16%
1975 75 30.7% 27.5% +11%
1974 63 27.0% 25.0% +8%
1973 132 28.0% 25.8% +9%
1972 105 26.7% 24.3% +10%
1971 502 27.5% 24.9% +11%
1970 152 31.6% 23.8% +33%
1969 175 30.3% 24.8% +22%
1968 175 28.6% 23.4% +22%
1967 173 26.6% 23.4% +14%
1966 181 28.2% 22.4% +26%
1965 153 22.2% 21.6% +3%
1964 114 31.6% 20.7% +52%
1963 84 26.2% 20.2% +30%
1962 80 21.3% 20.9% +2%
1961 85 28.2% 19.8% +43%
1960 75 28.0% 19.5% +44%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 251 10.0% 11.4% −13%
Bentley 204 11.8% 13.2% −11%
Aston Martin 213 13.1% 14.2% −7%
TVR 346 15.3% 19.3% −20%
Lotus 335 17.9% 20.4% −12%
Dacia 320 18.4% 20.3% −9%
MINI 2,465 19.4% 29.3% −34%
Porsche 3,084 19.4% 19.3% +1%
Lexus 2,578 20.4% 23.4% −13%
Abarth 104 22.1% 25.3% −12%
BMW 18,210 26.2% 26.9% −2%
Audi 15,705 26.6% 25.5% +4%
Skoda 5,977 26.9% 28.3% −5%
Kia 6,100 27.7% 30.7% −10%
Suzuki 3,058 27.8% 32.4% −14%
Triumph 352 28.1% 29.9% −6%
Toyota 17,624 29.3% 30.1% −3%
Jaguar 4,259 29.4% 31.3% −6%
Honda 13,076 29.6% 31.1% −5%
Hyundai 6,434 30.8% 29.4% +5%
LTI 150 31.3% 37.1% −15%
Daihatsu 425 31.8% 36.1% −12%
SEAT 4,243 31.9% 32.6% −2%
Nissan 13,479 32.9% 33.3% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 9,419 32.9% 30.4% +8%
Volkswagen 38,441 33.4% 33.1% +1%
Land Rover 9,754 33.5% 31.0% +8%
smart 298 33.9% 30.4% +12%
Subaru 1,282 33.9% 32.8% +4%
Mazda 5,657 34.0% 32.2% +5%
Alfa Romeo 1,012 34.5% 36.8% −6%
FIAT 6,926 35.8% 36.8% −3%
Ford 43,461 36.1% 35.2% +3%
Isuzu 238 36.1% 43.9% −18%
MG 1,209 37.6% 41.7% −10%
Volvo 6,524 37.8% 35.1% +8%
Mitsubishi 2,722 38.8% 36.4% +7%
Vauxhall 29,992 39.0% 39.0% +0%
Citroen 11,604 39.8% 40.6% −2%
Peugeot 17,259 40.1% 40.4% −1%
Jeep 633 40.3% 36.0% +12%
SAAB 1,551 41.5% 40.6% +2%
Dodge 124 42.7% 42.4% +1%
Chevrolet 782 43.4% 40.5% +7%
Chrysler 487 43.5% 41.8% +4%
Renault 12,827 45.6% 47.4% −4%
Rover 1,038 46.0% 47.0% −2%
Daewoo 193 53.9% 55.6% −3%
 

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