On average, 31.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in London E, 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 1998 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 58.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Daewoo and LTI. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Land Rover, Porsche and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.6% 16.7% +17%
Suspension 7.0% 12.1% −42%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −12%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −4%
Brakes 5.1% 9.0% −44%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.3% 3.6% −37%
Steering 1.5% 2.3% −35%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −35%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 1,102 13.7% 11.6% +18%
2015 2,496 20.7% 13.2% +57%
2014 10,946 18.3% 14.3% +28%
2013 12,213 18.4% 16.9% +9%
2012 13,308 22.1% 20.9% +5%
2011 13,049 25.5% 24.6% +4%
2010 13,072 28.2% 29.2% −3%
2009 12,313 29.9% 32.8% −9%
2008 14,059 32.4% 37.0% −13%
2007 16,959 32.9% 39.6% −17%
2006 15,138 35.0% 42.2% −17%
2005 15,231 37.1% 45.0% −18%
2004 14,021 38.4% 47.4% −19%
2003 11,797 39.1% 48.6% −20%
2002 9,534 40.0% 49.6% −19%
2001 7,019 41.3% 49.6% −17%
2000 4,588 41.7% 49.2% −15%
1999 2,935 40.6% 48.8% −17%
1998 1,730 41.8% 46.8% −11%
1997 1,236 41.2% 45.5% −9%
1996 776 39.7% 44.2% −10%
1995 493 36.5% 42.3% −14%
1994 364 32.7% 41.0% −20%
1993 277 37.2% 40.5% −8%
1992 211 32.7% 39.1% −16%
1991 243 28.0% 38.9% −28%
1990 211 27.5% 37.1% −26%
1989 171 29.2% 35.2% −17%
1988 117 29.9% 35.0% −15%
1987 73 17.8% 34.4% −48%
1986 63 25.4% 34.0% −25%
1985 50 24.0% 33.9% −29%
1971 105 21.0% 24.9% −16%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 104 9.6% 13.2% −27%
Porsche 1,229 14.6% 19.3% −24%
Land Rover 2,416 21.5% 31.0% −31%
Lexus 1,605 22.2% 23.4% −5%
Audi 9,524 22.3% 25.5% −12%
MINI 312 22.4% 29.3% −23%
BMW 13,488 23.6% 26.9% −12%
Jaguar 1,348 24.9% 31.3% −20%
Subaru 187 26.7% 32.8% −18%
Skoda 3,081 26.7% 28.3% −5%
Jeep 270 28.1% 36.0% −22%
Mercedes-Benz 12,529 28.6% 30.4% −6%
MG 231 29.0% 41.7% −30%
smart 360 29.2% 30.4% −4%
Volkswagen 22,098 29.3% 33.1% −12%
Mitsubishi 1,489 30.1% 36.4% −17%
Toyota 23,533 31.0% 30.1% +3%
Kia 1,320 31.0% 30.7% +1%
Hyundai 3,026 31.0% 29.4% +5%
SAAB 917 31.3% 40.6% −23%
SEAT 1,250 31.6% 32.6% −3%
Alfa Romeo 411 31.6% 36.8% −14%
Chrysler 460 31.7% 41.8% −24%
Volvo 1,998 32.0% 35.1% −9%
Suzuki 1,092 32.1% 32.4% −1%
Dodge 146 32.2% 42.4% −24%
Chevrolet 719 32.8% 40.5% −19%
Citroen 4,962 33.0% 40.6% −19%
FIAT 3,310 33.2% 36.8% −10%
Ford 32,885 33.3% 35.2% −5%
Daihatsu 219 33.3% 36.1% −8%
Mazda 2,266 33.9% 32.2% +5%
Honda 9,635 34.1% 31.1% +9%
Nissan 11,744 34.4% 33.3% +3%
Vauxhall 24,089 35.1% 39.0% −10%
Peugeot 7,601 37.4% 40.4% −7%
Rover 371 39.6% 47.0% −16%
Renault 6,276 40.5% 47.4% −14%
Daewoo 130 49.2% 55.6% −11%
LTI 6,065 50.9% 37.1% +37%
 

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