On average, 29.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in London SE, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Driver's view of the road, while 2.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 62.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Alfa Romeo and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, Dacia and Bentley.

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 6.6% 12.1% −45%
Driver's view of the road 5.6% 6.2% −10%
Tyres 5.4% 7.2% −25%
Brakes 4.5% 9.0% −50%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.2% 3.6% −39%
Steering 1.3% 2.3% −43%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −22%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 599 9.8% 11.6% −15%
2015 1,557 16.1% 13.2% +22%
2014 10,564 15.4% 14.3% +8%
2013 12,051 16.6% 16.9% −2%
2012 12,200 19.7% 20.9% −6%
2011 12,148 21.7% 24.6% −12%
2010 12,911 23.7% 29.2% −19%
2009 13,514 26.6% 32.8% −19%
2008 15,177 29.3% 37.0% −21%
2007 17,732 30.7% 39.6% −22%
2006 16,344 32.3% 42.2% −23%
2005 16,078 34.2% 45.0% −24%
2004 15,285 36.0% 47.4% −24%
2003 12,950 36.9% 48.6% −24%
2002 11,114 36.9% 49.6% −26%
2001 8,470 37.7% 49.6% −24%
2000 5,731 37.9% 49.2% −23%
1999 3,900 37.1% 48.8% −24%
1998 2,562 36.6% 46.8% −22%
1997 1,709 36.5% 45.5% −20%
1996 1,062 33.1% 44.2% −25%
1995 781 32.8% 42.3% −22%
1994 543 30.8% 41.0% −25%
1993 411 28.0% 40.5% −31%
1992 339 33.0% 39.1% −15%
1991 394 27.4% 38.9% −29%
1990 310 28.1% 37.1% −24%
1989 259 25.9% 35.2% −26%
1988 169 25.4% 35.0% −27%
1987 120 31.7% 34.4% −8%
1986 102 23.5% 34.0% −31%
1985 86 24.4% 33.9% −28%
1984 78 20.5% 32.7% −37%
1983 72 25.0% 32.7% −24%
1972 50 14.0% 24.3% −42%
1971 237 18.6% 24.9% −25%
1970 57 19.3% 23.8% −19%
1969 58 20.7% 24.8% −17%
1968 53 5.7% 23.4% −76%
1967 60 13.3% 23.4% −43%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 129 7.8% 13.2% −41%
Dacia 102 10.8% 20.3% −47%
Porsche 957 13.3% 19.3% −31%
Triumph 122 20.5% 29.9% −32%
Lexus 1,838 21.1% 23.4% −10%
LTI 4,239 21.5% 37.1% −42%
MINI 677 21.6% 29.3% −26%
Land Rover 3,408 21.7% 31.0% −30%
Audi 10,135 22.8% 25.5% −11%
BMW 13,637 22.9% 26.9% −15%
Jaguar 2,076 24.7% 31.3% −21%
MG 481 25.4% 41.7% −39%
Mercedes-Benz 11,778 25.5% 30.4% −16%
Skoda 2,374 26.1% 28.3% −8%
Jeep 370 26.2% 36.0% −27%
smart 318 27.7% 30.4% −9%
Toyota 14,301 27.7% 30.1% −8%
FIAT 5,431 27.8% 36.8% −24%
Mitsubishi 1,369 27.9% 36.4% −23%
Hyundai 2,799 28.2% 29.4% −4%
Daihatsu 247 28.3% 36.1% −22%
Kia 1,894 28.7% 30.7% −7%
Subaru 264 28.8% 32.8% −12%
Nissan 16,419 29.3% 33.3% −12%
Volkswagen 23,122 29.3% 33.1% −11%
SEAT 1,596 29.6% 32.6% −9%
Mazda 3,122 30.0% 32.2% −7%
Suzuki 1,865 30.2% 32.4% −7%
Dodge 234 30.3% 42.4% −28%
Volvo 3,005 30.4% 35.1% −13%
Honda 8,250 30.6% 31.1% −2%
Ford 33,327 31.5% 35.2% −10%
Chevrolet 1,200 31.5% 40.5% −22%
Chrysler 657 31.8% 41.8% −24%
Vauxhall 27,295 32.1% 39.0% −18%
SAAB 1,435 32.4% 40.6% −20%
Citroen 7,842 33.5% 40.6% −17%
Peugeot 9,816 35.2% 40.4% −13%
Daewoo 234 35.5% 55.6% −36%
Rover 669 36.0% 47.0% −23%
Alfa Romeo 715 36.8% 36.8% +0%
Renault 8,677 38.0% 47.4% −20%
 

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