On average, 29.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Kingston upon Thames, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Tyres, while 2.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 57.4%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Chrysler and LTI. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Ferrari, Bentley and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.8% 16.7% −5%
Suspension 7.2% 12.1% −40%
Tyres 6.1% 7.2% −14%
Driver's view of the road 5.4% 6.2% −13%
Brakes 5.1% 9.0% −44%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.3% 3.6% −36%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −48%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −31%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 82 24.4% 11.6% +111%
2015 659 14.6% 13.2% +10%
2014 17,078 13.5% 14.3% −5%
2013 16,151 15.3% 16.9% −10%
2012 14,071 18.5% 20.9% −12%
2011 12,917 22.5% 24.6% −9%
2010 13,681 25.7% 29.2% −12%
2009 13,501 28.4% 32.8% −13%
2008 13,437 31.2% 37.0% −16%
2007 14,876 33.4% 39.6% −16%
2006 13,169 35.4% 42.2% −16%
2005 12,375 39.0% 45.0% −13%
2004 11,449 40.0% 47.4% −15%
2003 9,720 41.2% 48.6% −15%
2002 8,210 42.6% 49.6% −14%
2001 6,422 41.1% 49.6% −17%
2000 4,592 40.1% 49.2% −18%
1999 3,194 42.4% 48.8% −13%
1998 2,153 39.5% 46.8% −16%
1997 1,437 40.3% 45.5% −11%
1996 970 37.1% 44.2% −16%
1995 714 32.5% 42.3% −23%
1994 516 33.3% 41.0% −19%
1993 380 36.8% 40.5% −9%
1992 324 35.8% 39.1% −8%
1991 401 35.7% 38.9% −8%
1990 302 32.1% 37.1% −14%
1989 259 33.6% 35.2% −4%
1988 186 28.5% 35.0% −19%
1987 126 23.8% 34.4% −31%
1986 93 19.4% 34.0% −43%
1985 62 30.6% 33.9% −10%
1984 66 34.8% 32.7% +7%
1983 59 39.0% 32.7% +19%
1980 66 24.2% 29.2% −17%
1978 60 33.3% 29.0% +15%
1973 57 22.8% 25.8% −12%
1972 68 23.5% 24.3% −3%
1971 311 21.9% 24.9% −12%
1970 104 26.0% 23.8% +9%
1969 108 23.1% 24.8% −7%
1968 88 18.2% 23.4% −22%
1967 109 20.2% 23.4% −14%
1966 79 22.8% 22.4% +2%
1965 87 9.2% 21.6% −57%
1964 76 10.5% 20.7% −49%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 710 8.0% 14.2% −43%
Bentley 512 10.9% 13.2% −17%
Ferrari 192 11.5% 11.4% +0%
Triumph 169 17.8% 29.9% −41%
MINI 1,938 18.9% 29.3% −36%
Dacia 166 19.9% 20.3% −2%
Porsche 2,232 20.3% 19.3% +5%
Subaru 705 22.0% 32.8% −33%
Honda 13,868 22.5% 31.1% −28%
Audi 11,399 22.7% 25.5% −11%
Lotus 434 23.7% 20.4% +17%
Skoda 3,367 24.4% 28.3% −14%
Lexus 1,105 24.6% 23.4% +5%
BMW 13,339 25.2% 26.9% −6%
Kia 3,286 25.6% 30.7% −17%
smart 261 26.1% 30.4% −14%
Jaguar 2,932 28.0% 31.3% −10%
Land Rover 4,857 28.3% 31.0% −9%
Suzuki 1,400 28.4% 32.4% −12%
Mercedes-Benz 9,189 29.1% 30.4% −4%
Alfa Romeo 908 29.2% 36.8% −21%
Hyundai 3,164 30.2% 29.4% +3%
Mazda 4,040 30.5% 32.2% −6%
Volkswagen 23,173 30.7% 33.1% −7%
Jeep 409 31.3% 36.0% −13%
FIAT 4,844 31.6% 36.8% −14%
Nissan 9,630 31.7% 33.3% −5%
Toyota 8,713 31.9% 30.1% +6%
SAAB 1,326 32.1% 40.6% −21%
SEAT 1,670 32.2% 32.6% −1%
Ford 28,554 32.2% 35.2% −8%
Mitsubishi 1,453 32.8% 36.4% −10%
MG 693 33.3% 41.7% −20%
Daihatsu 205 33.7% 36.1% −7%
Vauxhall 18,686 34.2% 39.0% −12%
Volvo 4,622 34.5% 35.1% −2%
Peugeot 10,367 36.0% 40.4% −11%
Chevrolet 619 36.0% 40.5% −11%
Rover 689 37.2% 47.0% −21%
Citroen 5,204 38.7% 40.6% −5%
Daewoo 122 39.3% 55.6% −29%
Renault 6,676 42.9% 47.4% −10%
Chrysler 483 43.3% 41.8% +4%
LTI 285 43.5% 37.1% +17%
 

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