On average, 37.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Leeds, 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 4.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, Porsche and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.9% 16.7% +7%
Suspension 14.3% 12.1% +19%
Brakes 12.0% 9.0% +33%
Tyres 8.3% 7.2% +16%
Driver's view of the road 7.4% 6.2% +19%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.0% 3.6% +11%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +19%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −2%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.5% 1.1% +36%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 957 13.6% 13.2% +3%
2014 22,992 16.6% 14.3% +16%
2013 20,531 19.0% 16.9% +12%
2012 17,509 24.1% 20.9% +15%
2011 16,574 27.7% 24.6% +13%
2010 17,378 33.7% 29.2% +16%
2009 16,401 37.4% 32.8% +14%
2008 16,976 42.3% 37.0% +14%
2007 18,470 45.2% 39.6% +14%
2006 16,377 47.9% 42.2% +14%
2005 14,621 50.8% 45.0% +13%
2004 12,433 53.1% 47.4% +12%
2003 10,228 53.8% 48.6% +11%
2002 7,652 53.9% 49.6% +9%
2001 4,624 54.6% 49.6% +10%
2000 2,732 54.7% 49.2% +11%
1999 1,548 52.3% 48.8% +7%
1998 1,052 48.1% 46.8% +3%
1997 690 48.6% 45.5% +7%
1996 468 42.7% 44.2% −3%
1995 319 43.3% 42.3% +2%
1994 270 38.5% 41.0% −6%
1993 220 39.5% 40.5% −2%
1992 172 39.5% 39.1% +1%
1991 201 36.8% 38.9% −5%
1990 193 40.9% 37.1% +10%
1989 134 29.1% 35.2% −17%
1988 86 30.2% 35.0% −14%
1987 71 32.4% 34.4% −6%
1986 60 36.7% 34.0% +8%
1985 54 25.9% 33.9% −24%
1971 184 24.5% 24.9% −2%
1970 53 20.8% 23.8% −13%
1969 50 24.0% 24.8% −3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 307 14.3% 13.2% +8%
Porsche 1,566 15.8% 19.3% −18%
Lexus 945 20.5% 23.4% −12%
Aston Martin 394 22.6% 14.2% +59%
MINI 1,187 24.6% 29.3% −16%
Audi 11,899 26.3% 25.5% +3%
Subaru 743 28.0% 32.8% −15%
Dacia 350 28.3% 20.3% +40%
Ferrari 244 28.7% 11.4% +151%
Skoda 5,999 29.4% 28.3% +4%
BMW 8,972 29.7% 26.9% +11%
Jaguar 1,920 31.5% 31.3% +1%
Land Rover 5,852 32.6% 31.0% +5%
Suzuki 3,867 33.3% 32.4% +3%
Isuzu 214 33.6% 43.9% −23%
Mazda 4,829 34.0% 32.2% +5%
SEAT 4,463 34.1% 32.6% +5%
Hyundai 3,923 34.3% 29.4% +16%
smart 112 34.8% 30.4% +15%
MG 530 35.5% 41.7% −15%
Volkswagen 24,339 35.8% 33.1% +8%
Volvo 3,895 35.8% 35.1% +2%
Toyota 10,967 35.9% 30.1% +19%
Kia 4,387 36.6% 30.7% +19%
Daihatsu 284 36.6% 36.1% +1%
Honda 6,925 36.6% 31.1% +18%
Mitsubishi 1,911 37.4% 36.4% +3%
Mercedes-Benz 5,888 37.9% 30.4% +24%
Ford 43,600 38.2% 35.2% +9%
Jeep 274 39.1% 36.0% +8%
Nissan 9,565 39.2% 33.3% +18%
FIAT 6,282 40.8% 36.8% +11%
Chrysler 219 42.5% 41.8% +2%
Alfa Romeo 804 42.7% 36.8% +16%
Vauxhall 33,219 43.5% 39.0% +12%
Peugeot 12,770 43.7% 40.4% +8%
Chevrolet 869 43.7% 40.5% +8%
Citroen 9,503 44.2% 40.6% +9%
SAAB 883 45.6% 40.6% +12%
Rover 564 49.6% 47.0% +6%
Renault 10,433 51.4% 47.4% +8%
Daewoo 122 58.2% 55.6% +5%
 

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