On average, 30.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in London NW, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Tyres and Suspension, while 2.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1986 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 54.0%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Chrysler and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.7% 16.7% +6%
Tyres 6.9% 7.2% −3%
Suspension 6.8% 12.1% −44%
Driver's view of the road 5.7% 6.2% −8%
Brakes 5.1% 9.0% −43%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.2% 3.6% −38%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −49%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 831 14.3% 11.6% +24%
2015 1,913 21.6% 13.2% +64%
2014 15,524 15.5% 14.3% +8%
2013 13,783 17.8% 16.9% +5%
2012 12,244 21.5% 20.9% +3%
2011 11,158 24.5% 24.6% −0%
2010 11,075 27.7% 29.2% −5%
2009 9,946 29.7% 32.8% −9%
2008 10,363 32.6% 37.0% −12%
2007 11,607 34.2% 39.6% −14%
2006 10,326 36.0% 42.2% −15%
2005 9,872 39.0% 45.0% −13%
2004 8,907 40.8% 47.4% −14%
2003 7,601 41.8% 48.6% −14%
2002 6,274 41.9% 49.6% −15%
2001 4,751 43.5% 49.6% −12%
2000 3,313 42.3% 49.2% −14%
1999 2,337 42.7% 48.8% −12%
1998 1,539 41.8% 46.8% −11%
1997 1,078 40.6% 45.5% −11%
1996 688 42.9% 44.2% −3%
1995 527 37.4% 42.3% −12%
1994 370 40.8% 41.0% −0%
1993 274 39.4% 40.5% −3%
1992 188 33.0% 39.1% −16%
1991 225 38.7% 38.9% −0%
1990 184 33.7% 37.1% −9%
1989 165 29.7% 35.2% −16%
1988 94 37.2% 35.0% +6%
1987 85 30.6% 34.4% −11%
1986 63 46.0% 34.0% +35%
1985 69 39.1% 33.9% +15%
1984 52 26.9% 32.7% −18%
1983 53 35.8% 32.7% +10%
1971 130 17.7% 24.9% −29%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 531 7.7% 11.4% −32%
Rolls-Royce 341 11.4% 15.0% −24%
Bentley 369 13.6% 13.2% +2%
MINI 1,088 16.4% 29.3% −44%
Maserati 309 17.8% 19.3% −8%
Porsche 1,406 18.8% 19.3% −3%
Aston Martin 451 21.7% 14.2% +53%
Audi 9,400 22.6% 25.5% −12%
Lexus 3,598 23.8% 23.4% +2%
Skoda 2,181 24.6% 28.3% −13%
Land Rover 2,515 24.7% 31.0% −20%
BMW 12,188 25.3% 26.9% −6%
smart 284 27.1% 30.4% −11%
Toyota 18,761 28.6% 30.1% −5%
Mercedes-Benz 11,803 29.0% 30.4% −5%
Hyundai 3,028 29.4% 29.4% −0%
Volkswagen 22,321 29.7% 33.1% −10%
Suzuki 1,205 29.7% 32.4% −8%
LTI 881 30.2% 37.1% −19%
SEAT 1,252 30.3% 32.6% −7%
Jaguar 1,366 30.4% 31.3% −3%
Subaru 227 30.4% 32.8% −7%
Volvo 3,546 31.8% 35.1% −10%
MG 162 32.1% 41.7% −23%
FIAT 2,766 32.1% 36.8% −13%
Kia 2,131 32.8% 30.7% +7%
Daihatsu 195 32.8% 36.1% −9%
Mazda 1,701 33.2% 32.2% +3%
Jeep 266 33.5% 36.0% −7%
Nissan 7,950 33.5% 33.3% +1%
SAAB 728 34.2% 40.6% −16%
Mitsubishi 1,188 35.4% 36.4% −3%
Honda 8,874 35.5% 31.1% +14%
Alfa Romeo 592 35.6% 36.8% −3%
Vauxhall 14,166 35.7% 39.0% −8%
Ford 17,764 36.6% 35.2% +4%
Chevrolet 574 37.1% 40.5% −8%
Citroen 3,346 37.4% 40.6% −8%
Peugeot 5,251 38.8% 40.4% −4%
Rover 272 40.1% 47.0% −15%
Chrysler 410 41.7% 41.8% −0%
Renault 4,238 43.7% 47.4% −8%
 

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