On average, 33.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Harrogate, 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 3.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 42.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Subaru, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Audi, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.7% 16.7% −18%
Suspension 12.3% 12.1% +2%
Brakes 10.6% 9.0% +17%
Tyres 6.4% 7.2% −10%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −1%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.3% 3.6% −8%
Steering 2.2% 2.3% −3%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −24%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 366 7.4% 13.2% −44%
2014 8,289 12.6% 14.3% −12%
2013 6,660 15.6% 16.9% −8%
2012 5,244 21.4% 20.9% +2%
2011 4,496 26.2% 24.6% +6%
2010 4,315 32.0% 29.2% +9%
2009 3,767 35.6% 32.8% +9%
2008 3,497 42.6% 37.0% +15%
2007 3,860 45.3% 39.6% +14%
2006 3,274 47.8% 42.2% +13%
2005 2,781 50.3% 45.0% +12%
2004 2,456 54.7% 47.4% +15%
2003 2,018 56.4% 48.6% +16%
2002 1,585 56.3% 49.6% +14%
2001 1,104 56.5% 49.6% +14%
2000 711 57.7% 49.2% +17%
1999 387 53.2% 48.8% +9%
1998 307 53.4% 46.8% +14%
1997 220 54.1% 45.5% +19%
1996 131 46.6% 44.2% +5%
1995 114 43.9% 42.3% +4%
1994 83 41.0% 41.0% −0%
1993 67 38.8% 40.5% −4%
1992 68 41.2% 39.1% +5%
1991 72 37.5% 38.9% −3%
1990 64 35.9% 37.1% −3%
1989 53 34.0% 35.2% −3%
1971 97 28.9% 24.9% +16%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 734 18.0% 29.3% −39%
Porsche 580 19.5% 19.3% +1%
Audi 3,664 22.2% 25.5% −13%
BMW 2,792 24.1% 26.9% −10%
Honda 2,409 25.1% 31.1% −19%
Skoda 1,911 27.5% 28.3% −3%
Kia 1,814 28.6% 30.7% −7%
Lexus 142 28.9% 23.4% +23%
Land Rover 3,011 29.5% 31.0% −5%
Jaguar 548 30.1% 31.3% −4%
Volkswagen 6,240 30.6% 33.1% −8%
Alfa Romeo 340 30.9% 36.8% −16%
Hyundai 776 31.1% 29.4% +5%
SEAT 875 31.3% 32.6% −4%
Mazda 1,132 33.7% 32.2% +4%
Suzuki 1,097 33.9% 32.4% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 1,499 34.2% 30.4% +12%
Toyota 3,145 35.1% 30.1% +17%
MG 231 36.8% 41.7% −12%
Ford 7,804 37.9% 35.2% +8%
FIAT 2,240 38.3% 36.8% +4%
Vauxhall 6,632 38.8% 39.0% −0%
Nissan 1,852 39.5% 33.3% +19%
Mitsubishi 540 42.0% 36.4% +16%
Citroen 2,101 42.4% 40.6% +4%
Peugeot 2,733 42.8% 40.4% +6%
Volvo 1,622 43.1% 35.1% +23%
SAAB 246 48.8% 40.6% +20%
Subaru 173 49.1% 32.8% +50%
Rover 128 49.2% 47.0% +5%
Renault 2,150 53.1% 47.4% +12%
 

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