On average, 32.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in London N, 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 1997 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 55.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Daewoo, Renault and Rover. 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 19.9% 16.7% +19%
Suspension 7.3% 12.1% −40%
Tyres 6.5% 7.2% −9%
Driver's view of the road 6.4% 6.2% +2%
Brakes 5.4% 9.0% −40%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.3% 3.6% −36%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −47%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% +0%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 508 13.4% 11.6% +16%
2015 1,827 18.9% 13.2% +43%
2014 8,146 15.1% 14.3% +5%
2013 9,460 18.3% 16.9% +8%
2012 9,704 21.1% 20.9% +1%
2011 9,526 25.4% 24.6% +3%
2010 9,919 28.2% 29.2% −3%
2009 10,380 30.4% 32.8% −7%
2008 11,608 33.0% 37.0% −11%
2007 13,285 34.9% 39.6% −12%
2006 12,780 36.3% 42.2% −14%
2005 12,944 37.1% 45.0% −18%
2004 12,291 39.6% 47.4% −16%
2003 10,547 40.6% 48.6% −16%
2002 8,821 41.5% 49.6% −16%
2001 6,888 41.4% 49.6% −17%
2000 4,679 42.3% 49.2% −14%
1999 3,144 42.3% 48.8% −13%
1998 2,096 42.5% 46.8% −9%
1997 1,418 44.1% 45.5% −3%
1996 993 39.0% 44.2% −12%
1995 685 37.8% 42.3% −11%
1994 420 36.0% 41.0% −12%
1993 335 30.4% 40.5% −25%
1992 272 36.8% 39.1% −6%
1991 289 35.6% 38.9% −8%
1990 290 33.4% 37.1% −10%
1989 228 36.4% 35.2% +4%
1988 145 34.5% 35.0% −2%
1987 107 26.2% 34.4% −24%
1986 78 25.6% 34.0% −25%
1985 81 24.7% 33.9% −27%
1984 52 32.7% 32.7% −0%
1983 56 32.1% 32.7% −2%
1973 55 18.2% 25.8% −30%
1971 165 27.3% 24.9% +10%
1970 67 29.9% 23.8% +25%
1968 54 24.1% 23.4% +3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 111 9.0% 13.2% −32%
Porsche 887 17.6% 19.3% −9%
Lexus 1,410 21.7% 23.4% −7%
MINI 405 22.5% 29.3% −23%
Audi 9,957 23.0% 25.5% −10%
Subaru 177 24.3% 32.8% −26%
Land Rover 2,833 25.6% 31.0% −17%
BMW 11,044 26.3% 26.9% −2%
smart 355 28.7% 30.4% −5%
Alfa Romeo 711 28.8% 36.8% −22%
Jaguar 1,589 29.1% 31.3% −7%
Skoda 2,003 29.6% 28.3% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 11,205 29.7% 30.4% −2%
Toyota 14,916 30.6% 30.1% +2%
SEAT 1,369 31.3% 32.6% −4%
Kia 1,329 31.4% 30.7% +2%
FIAT 4,710 31.8% 36.8% −14%
Chevrolet 620 32.4% 40.5% −20%
Volkswagen 24,004 32.4% 33.1% −2%
Hyundai 2,130 33.1% 29.4% +12%
Mitsubishi 1,191 33.8% 36.4% −7%
Nissan 9,787 34.5% 33.3% +4%
Jeep 335 34.6% 36.0% −4%
Honda 7,627 34.7% 31.1% +11%
Mazda 2,050 34.7% 32.2% +8%
Ford 25,779 35.4% 35.2% +1%
MG 260 35.8% 41.7% −14%
Suzuki 1,053 36.7% 32.4% +13%
Daihatsu 180 36.7% 36.1% +1%
Vauxhall 17,502 37.0% 39.0% −5%
LTI 1,834 37.1% 37.1% +0%
Volvo 3,357 38.4% 35.1% +9%
Chrysler 537 38.7% 41.8% −7%
Citroen 4,422 39.2% 40.6% −4%
SAAB 1,513 39.3% 40.6% −3%
Peugeot 6,706 40.2% 40.4% −0%
Daewoo 178 41.6% 55.6% −25%
Renault 6,069 41.7% 47.4% −12%
Rover 473 43.8% 47.0% −7%
 

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