On average, 32.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Liverpool, 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 3.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Dacia and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.9% 16.7% +1%
Suspension 10.4% 12.1% −14%
Tyres 8.1% 7.2% +13%
Brakes 7.8% 9.0% −14%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −1%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.0% 3.6% −16%
Steering 2.0% 2.3% −13%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −16%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 78 1.3% 3.6% −65%
2016 131 10.7% 11.6% −8%
2015 1,048 15.6% 13.2% +19%
2014 22,825 15.5% 14.3% +8%
2013 18,988 17.6% 16.9% +4%
2012 15,840 21.4% 20.9% +2%
2011 14,738 25.2% 24.6% +2%
2010 15,522 29.1% 29.2% −0%
2009 15,654 33.1% 32.8% +1%
2008 16,001 36.8% 37.0% −0%
2007 17,598 38.6% 39.6% −2%
2006 15,421 40.9% 42.2% −3%
2005 14,404 42.7% 45.0% −5%
2004 12,602 45.1% 47.4% −5%
2003 10,283 45.7% 48.6% −6%
2002 8,016 46.3% 49.6% −7%
2001 5,458 47.0% 49.6% −5%
2000 3,278 46.8% 49.2% −5%
1999 2,140 47.3% 48.8% −3%
1998 1,260 44.4% 46.8% −5%
1997 888 43.0% 45.5% −5%
1996 578 40.7% 44.2% −8%
1995 416 38.2% 42.3% −10%
1994 312 38.1% 41.0% −7%
1993 243 31.3% 40.5% −23%
1992 171 30.4% 39.1% −22%
1991 164 32.9% 38.9% −15%
1990 150 38.0% 37.1% +2%
1989 135 30.4% 35.2% −14%
1988 96 32.3% 35.0% −8%
1987 58 24.1% 34.4% −30%
1986 53 37.7% 34.0% +11%
1971 102 13.7% 24.9% −45%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 396 17.2% 19.3% −11%
Dacia 486 18.3% 20.3% −10%
MINI 898 19.2% 29.3% −35%
Lexus 1,393 20.6% 23.4% −12%
Audi 8,196 21.6% 25.5% −15%
Skoda 3,936 24.0% 28.3% −15%
BMW 8,930 24.0% 26.9% −11%
Land Rover 3,920 26.5% 31.0% −15%
Hyundai 4,022 28.4% 29.4% −4%
Kia 3,479 28.4% 30.7% −8%
Toyota 8,363 29.0% 30.1% −4%
SEAT 2,307 29.1% 32.6% −11%
Mazda 3,298 30.1% 32.2% −7%
Volkswagen 16,185 30.2% 33.1% −9%
Jaguar 2,549 31.0% 31.3% −1%
Honda 5,263 31.2% 31.1% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 6,656 32.0% 30.4% +5%
Nissan 12,602 33.0% 33.3% −1%
Suzuki 1,634 33.2% 32.4% +2%
Mitsubishi 1,496 34.0% 36.4% −6%
Subaru 211 34.1% 32.8% +4%
Volvo 3,121 34.8% 35.1% −1%
Ford 60,316 35.0% 35.2% −0%
Jeep 225 35.1% 36.0% −3%
Peugeot 11,651 35.6% 40.4% −12%
FIAT 6,428 35.7% 36.8% −3%
Vauxhall 34,969 36.2% 39.0% −7%
Daihatsu 174 37.4% 36.1% +3%
MG 378 37.6% 41.7% −10%
Isuzu 183 38.3% 43.9% −13%
SAAB 984 38.5% 40.6% −5%
Citroen 9,636 39.1% 40.6% −4%
Chevrolet 1,204 39.9% 40.5% −2%
Alfa Romeo 445 40.4% 36.8% +10%
LTI 910 40.7% 37.1% +10%
Chrysler 392 41.3% 41.8% −1%
Renault 10,467 43.3% 47.4% −9%
Rover 748 46.1% 47.0% −2%
Daewoo 225 46.2% 55.6% −17%
 

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