On average, 31.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Leicester, 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 3.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 56.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, SsangYong and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, Aston Martin and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.2% 16.7% −9%
Suspension 10.6% 12.1% −13%
Brakes 7.9% 9.0% −12%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −11%
Driver's view of the road 5.3% 6.2% −15%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.2% 3.6% −12%
Steering 1.9% 2.3% −17%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 1,012 12.3% 13.2% −7%
2014 34,883 15.7% 14.3% +10%
2013 28,915 16.2% 16.9% −4%
2012 25,710 19.7% 20.9% −6%
2011 24,439 23.1% 24.6% −6%
2010 24,412 26.7% 29.2% −9%
2009 24,398 30.1% 32.8% −8%
2008 25,989 33.3% 37.0% −10%
2007 29,072 35.6% 39.6% −10%
2006 27,344 37.2% 42.2% −12%
2005 26,075 39.2% 45.0% −13%
2004 24,292 42.1% 47.4% −11%
2003 21,045 43.2% 48.6% −11%
2002 17,237 43.7% 49.6% −12%
2001 11,581 43.9% 49.6% −12%
2000 7,018 43.5% 49.2% −12%
1999 4,805 43.6% 48.8% −11%
1998 3,103 42.7% 46.8% −9%
1997 2,042 40.3% 45.5% −11%
1996 1,265 38.4% 44.2% −13%
1995 933 37.9% 42.3% −10%
1994 703 35.8% 41.0% −13%
1993 526 37.5% 40.5% −8%
1992 442 35.7% 39.1% −8%
1991 409 34.7% 38.9% −11%
1990 460 36.7% 37.1% −1%
1989 354 29.7% 35.2% −16%
1988 241 29.9% 35.0% −15%
1987 179 27.4% 34.4% −20%
1986 160 30.0% 34.0% −12%
1985 117 33.3% 33.9% −2%
1984 105 21.0% 32.7% −36%
1983 81 28.4% 32.7% −13%
1982 72 30.6% 32.6% −6%
1981 74 43.2% 32.6% +33%
1980 77 27.3% 29.2% −6%
1979 94 29.8% 28.7% +4%
1978 110 28.2% 29.0% −3%
1977 90 28.9% 28.8% +0%
1976 67 25.4% 29.3% −13%
1975 79 24.1% 27.5% −13%
1974 64 21.9% 25.0% −12%
1973 87 27.6% 25.8% +7%
1972 99 27.3% 24.3% +12%
1971 466 25.1% 24.9% +1%
1970 142 17.6% 23.8% −26%
1969 130 25.4% 24.8% +2%
1968 132 18.2% 23.4% −22%
1967 117 26.5% 23.4% +13%
1966 94 18.1% 22.4% −19%
1965 82 20.7% 21.6% −4%
1964 76 19.7% 20.7% −5%
1962 50 18.0% 20.9% −14%
1961 51 15.7% 19.8% −21%
1960 55 16.4% 19.5% −16%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 340 6.8% 13.2% −49%
Aston Martin 143 9.8% 14.2% −31%
Lexus 2,121 16.6% 23.4% −29%
Dacia 227 16.7% 20.3% −17%
Lotus 175 17.7% 20.4% −13%
Porsche 1,669 17.8% 19.3% −8%
MINI 1,976 19.1% 29.3% −35%
Audi 19,377 23.4% 25.5% −8%
BMW 17,118 24.0% 26.9% −11%
Triumph 424 25.0% 29.9% −16%
Skoda 6,404 26.1% 28.3% −8%
Toyota 21,753 26.9% 30.1% −11%
TVR 205 27.3% 19.3% +42%
Kia 6,493 27.3% 30.7% −11%
Land Rover 9,068 27.6% 31.0% −11%
Subaru 821 27.6% 32.8% −16%
Jaguar 4,444 27.8% 31.3% −11%
smart 168 28.0% 30.4% −8%
Hyundai 6,744 28.0% 29.4% −5%
Ferrari 103 28.2% 11.4% +146%
SEAT 6,396 29.2% 32.6% −10%
Honda 12,744 29.2% 31.1% −6%
Mercedes-Benz 11,212 29.3% 30.4% −4%
Daihatsu 543 29.3% 36.1% −19%
Suzuki 3,478 29.3% 32.4% −10%
Volvo 6,742 29.4% 35.1% −16%
Mazda 6,963 29.9% 32.2% −7%
Volkswagen 38,931 30.7% 33.1% −7%
Alfa Romeo 1,424 31.1% 36.8% −15%
Nissan 14,434 31.6% 33.3% −5%
Mitsubishi 3,462 32.3% 36.4% −11%
FIAT 9,918 33.4% 36.8% −9%
Ford 77,497 34.1% 35.2% −3%
Isuzu 545 34.1% 43.9% −22%
Chevrolet 1,373 35.0% 40.5% −14%
MG 1,266 35.2% 41.7% −16%
Jeep 512 35.4% 36.0% −2%
SAAB 2,026 35.9% 40.6% −12%
Vauxhall 52,517 36.1% 39.0% −7%
Citroen 14,987 36.2% 40.6% −11%
Peugeot 25,685 36.4% 40.4% −10%
Chrysler 602 38.7% 41.8% −7%
Dodge 169 39.1% 42.4% −8%
Talbot 137 41.6% 46.8% −11%
Renault 16,591 43.8% 47.4% −7%
Rover 1,542 43.8% 47.0% −7%
SsangYong 126 45.2% 40.4% +12%
Daewoo 391 50.4% 55.6% −9%
 

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