On average, 35.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Lancaster, 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 3.9% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 42.6%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Chrysler. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, MINI and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.7% 16.7% −0%
Suspension 12.3% 12.1% +2%
Brakes 9.1% 9.0% +1%
Tyres 8.2% 7.2% +14%
Driver's view of the road 7.1% 6.2% +14%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.9% 3.6% +10%
Steering 2.8% 2.3% +21%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.0% 1.6% +22%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 424 8.5% 13.2% −36%
2014 10,802 13.7% 14.3% −4%
2013 9,634 17.0% 16.9% +1%
2012 8,135 21.0% 20.9% +0%
2011 7,390 24.5% 24.6% −1%
2010 7,672 29.8% 29.2% +2%
2009 7,907 32.8% 32.8% +0%
2008 7,731 38.7% 37.0% +5%
2007 8,661 41.3% 39.6% +4%
2006 7,992 44.3% 42.2% +5%
2005 7,604 49.4% 45.0% +10%
2004 6,921 52.2% 47.4% +10%
2003 6,029 53.8% 48.6% +11%
2002 4,824 55.6% 49.6% +12%
2001 3,222 54.8% 49.6% +10%
2000 1,914 57.4% 49.2% +17%
1999 1,229 54.5% 48.8% +12%
1998 782 52.3% 46.8% +12%
1997 541 47.7% 45.5% +5%
1996 347 51.9% 44.2% +17%
1995 283 45.2% 42.3% +7%
1994 191 44.0% 41.0% +7%
1993 146 45.9% 40.5% +13%
1992 139 48.9% 39.1% +25%
1991 121 50.4% 38.9% +30%
1990 129 45.0% 37.1% +21%
1989 89 37.1% 35.2% +5%
1988 66 39.4% 35.0% +12%
1987 61 36.1% 34.4% +5%
1986 54 42.6% 34.0% +25%
1971 148 23.0% 24.9% −8%
1970 50 30.0% 23.8% +26%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 437 12.6% 19.3% −35%
MINI 588 15.3% 29.3% −48%
Dacia 144 16.0% 20.3% −21%
Audi 5,128 26.8% 25.5% +5%
BMW 3,830 26.9% 26.9% +0%
Lexus 248 29.4% 23.4% +26%
Skoda 2,610 30.7% 28.3% +9%
Kia 3,276 31.0% 30.7% +1%
SEAT 2,189 31.6% 32.6% −3%
Honda 5,911 31.6% 31.1% +2%
Land Rover 4,598 31.8% 31.0% +3%
Hyundai 2,935 32.3% 29.4% +10%
Mazda 1,708 32.6% 32.2% +1%
Toyota 5,067 33.2% 30.1% +10%
Volkswagen 13,047 33.8% 33.1% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 2,271 33.9% 30.4% +11%
Nissan 5,012 35.1% 33.3% +5%
Jaguar 989 35.8% 31.3% +14%
Suzuki 1,900 35.9% 32.4% +11%
Volvo 2,034 36.6% 35.1% +4%
Subaru 382 36.9% 32.8% +13%
FIAT 3,809 37.9% 36.8% +3%
Ford 19,727 39.9% 35.2% +14%
Isuzu 203 40.4% 43.9% −8%
MG 441 40.6% 41.7% −3%
Peugeot 8,871 41.1% 40.4% +2%
Alfa Romeo 255 41.2% 36.8% +12%
Daihatsu 162 42.0% 36.1% +16%
Vauxhall 14,348 42.6% 39.0% +9%
Citroen 7,124 44.1% 40.6% +9%
Jeep 164 44.5% 36.0% +24%
Mitsubishi 1,848 44.9% 36.4% +23%
SAAB 378 45.0% 40.6% +11%
Chevrolet 358 45.5% 40.5% +12%
Rover 557 52.1% 47.0% +11%
Renault 5,158 52.1% 47.4% +10%
Chrysler 102 53.9% 41.8% +29%
 

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