On average, 35.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Hereford, 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 4.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1998 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 47.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Citroen, Renault and Rover. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.0% 16.7% −4%
Suspension 13.6% 12.1% +13%
Brakes 10.7% 9.0% +18%
Tyres 7.2% 7.2% +1%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.4% 3.6% +22%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +18%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.0% 1.6% +21%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.5% 1.1% +31%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 228 9.6% 13.2% −27%
2014 5,847 13.2% 14.3% −8%
2013 5,326 15.1% 16.9% −11%
2012 4,682 19.1% 20.9% −9%
2011 4,583 21.8% 24.6% −11%
2010 4,779 26.2% 29.2% −10%
2009 4,884 29.8% 32.8% −9%
2008 5,289 34.9% 37.0% −6%
2007 5,919 39.3% 39.6% −1%
2006 5,796 41.1% 42.2% −2%
2005 5,666 45.3% 45.0% +1%
2004 5,411 46.7% 47.4% −1%
2003 4,735 48.6% 48.6% +0%
2002 4,102 49.8% 49.6% +0%
2001 2,996 51.7% 49.6% +4%
2000 1,922 50.2% 49.2% +2%
1999 1,273 49.9% 48.8% +2%
1998 943 52.7% 46.8% +13%
1997 668 48.5% 45.5% +7%
1996 477 48.6% 44.2% +10%
1995 328 46.3% 42.3% +10%
1994 258 43.0% 41.0% +5%
1993 198 35.4% 40.5% −13%
1992 156 37.8% 39.1% −3%
1991 153 43.8% 38.9% +13%
1990 131 36.6% 37.1% −1%
1989 119 42.0% 35.2% +19%
1988 96 45.8% 35.0% +31%
1987 66 36.4% 34.4% +6%
1986 58 44.8% 34.0% +32%
1971 169 31.4% 24.9% +26%
1969 50 22.0% 24.8% −11%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 524 18.9% 29.3% −35%
Porsche 219 24.2% 19.3% +25%
Dacia 181 24.9% 20.3% +23%
BMW 3,069 25.5% 26.9% −5%
Honda 3,459 27.7% 31.1% −11%
Audi 3,867 28.0% 25.5% +10%
Triumph 103 29.1% 29.9% −3%
Hyundai 1,616 30.4% 29.4% +3%
Lexus 183 30.6% 23.4% +31%
Volkswagen 12,263 30.6% 33.1% −8%
Skoda 2,193 31.0% 28.3% +10%
Toyota 3,960 31.8% 30.1% +6%
Jaguar 632 33.2% 31.3% +6%
Suzuki 1,855 33.6% 32.4% +4%
Subaru 419 34.1% 32.8% +4%
Isuzu 463 34.3% 43.9% −22%
Mazda 1,365 34.9% 32.2% +8%
Land Rover 4,330 35.2% 31.0% +13%
Chevrolet 169 36.1% 40.5% −11%
Kia 983 36.1% 30.7% +18%
SEAT 942 36.5% 32.6% +12%
Mitsubishi 2,235 37.4% 36.4% +3%
MG 441 37.6% 41.7% −10%
Nissan 3,203 38.0% 33.3% +14%
SAAB 450 38.0% 40.6% −6%
Mercedes-Benz 1,747 39.0% 30.4% +28%
Vauxhall 8,820 39.1% 39.0% +0%
Ford 13,074 39.1% 35.2% +11%
Jeep 217 39.2% 36.0% +9%
Volvo 1,258 40.0% 35.1% +14%
FIAT 1,895 40.4% 36.8% +10%
Daihatsu 298 40.9% 36.1% +13%
Alfa Romeo 245 42.0% 36.8% +14%
Peugeot 5,136 43.7% 40.4% +8%
Citroen 3,087 44.9% 40.6% +10%
Renault 4,068 48.1% 47.4% +2%
Rover 457 49.0% 47.0% +4%
 

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