On average, 31.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in London SW, 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 2.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1985 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 53.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Rover and LTI. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.5% 16.7% +5%
Suspension 6.7% 12.1% −44%
Tyres 6.4% 7.2% −11%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% −0%
Brakes 5.4% 9.0% −40%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.5% 3.6% −32%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −49%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −30%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 312 17.0% 11.6% +47%
2015 951 21.6% 13.2% +63%
2014 9,791 14.2% 14.3% −0%
2013 9,759 16.7% 16.9% −1%
2012 9,177 19.4% 20.9% −8%
2011 8,359 22.6% 24.6% −8%
2010 8,341 27.1% 29.2% −7%
2009 8,092 28.6% 32.8% −13%
2008 8,426 32.6% 37.0% −12%
2007 9,370 34.2% 39.6% −14%
2006 8,613 36.7% 42.2% −13%
2005 8,000 40.0% 45.0% −11%
2004 7,469 41.3% 47.4% −13%
2003 6,430 42.0% 48.6% −14%
2002 5,478 43.3% 49.6% −13%
2001 4,345 43.0% 49.6% −13%
2000 3,175 42.8% 49.2% −13%
1999 2,204 43.0% 48.8% −12%
1998 1,554 43.4% 46.8% −7%
1997 1,071 40.2% 45.5% −11%
1996 692 39.0% 44.2% −12%
1995 525 41.1% 42.3% −3%
1994 406 36.7% 41.0% −10%
1993 263 43.7% 40.5% +8%
1992 229 40.2% 39.1% +3%
1991 225 39.1% 38.9% +1%
1990 201 42.3% 37.1% +14%
1989 187 34.2% 35.2% −3%
1988 128 36.7% 35.0% +5%
1987 95 30.5% 34.4% −11%
1986 89 36.0% 34.0% +6%
1985 64 46.9% 33.9% +38%
1971 132 27.3% 24.9% +10%
1970 66 16.7% 23.8% −30%
1969 55 30.9% 24.8% +24%
1967 52 15.4% 23.4% −34%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 236 13.1% 11.4% +15%
Rolls-Royce 103 14.6% 15.0% −3%
MINI 1,297 17.1% 29.3% −42%
Bentley 797 17.7% 13.2% +34%
Aston Martin 137 21.2% 14.2% +49%
Abarth 132 22.7% 25.3% −10%
Audi 10,626 23.0% 25.5% −10%
Land Rover 4,500 23.6% 31.0% −24%
Lexus 1,468 24.0% 23.4% +3%
BMW 10,337 26.1% 26.9% −3%
Porsche 1,310 27.2% 19.3% +41%
Toyota 10,521 28.1% 30.1% −7%
Skoda 1,748 28.5% 28.3% +1%
Jaguar 1,022 30.4% 31.3% −3%
SEAT 888 30.9% 32.6% −5%
Suzuki 695 31.2% 32.4% −4%
FIAT 3,135 31.4% 36.8% −15%
Honda 4,856 31.8% 31.1% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 6,970 31.9% 30.4% +5%
Volkswagen 17,742 32.3% 33.1% −3%
Ford 14,806 33.0% 35.2% −6%
Subaru 245 33.1% 32.8% +1%
Daihatsu 117 33.3% 36.1% −8%
Vauxhall 10,978 33.6% 39.0% −14%
Kia 729 34.6% 30.7% +12%
smart 202 34.7% 30.4% +14%
Chevrolet 531 34.8% 40.5% −14%
Maserati 151 35.1% 19.3% +82%
Hyundai 1,144 35.2% 29.4% +20%
Mazda 1,510 35.5% 32.2% +10%
Nissan 5,018 35.7% 33.3% +7%
Peugeot 6,464 35.8% 40.4% −11%
Mitsubishi 839 36.7% 36.4% +1%
Jeep 307 36.8% 36.0% +2%
MG 219 37.0% 41.7% −11%
Volvo 2,380 38.3% 35.1% +9%
Citroen 2,707 39.9% 40.6% −2%
Alfa Romeo 523 40.5% 36.8% +10%
SAAB 777 40.7% 40.6% +0%
Renault 4,158 41.8% 47.4% −12%
Chrysler 315 42.5% 41.8% +2%
Rover 365 43.3% 47.0% −8%
LTI 937 53.3% 37.1% +44%
 

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