On average, 31.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in London W, 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 2.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1997 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 57.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Triumph and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Bentley and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.2% 16.7% +3%
Tyres 7.2% 7.2% +0%
Suspension 6.6% 12.1% −46%
Driver's view of the road 6.5% 6.2% +5%
Brakes 5.4% 9.0% −40%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.4% 3.6% −34%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −46%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −3%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 424 5.0% 11.6% −57%
2015 687 11.5% 13.2% −13%
2014 5,690 17.5% 14.3% +23%
2013 5,588 19.9% 16.9% +18%
2012 5,091 22.0% 20.9% +5%
2011 4,742 25.7% 24.6% +4%
2010 4,742 29.1% 29.2% −0%
2009 4,526 31.2% 32.8% −5%
2008 4,644 33.8% 37.0% −9%
2007 5,212 34.7% 39.6% −12%
2006 4,739 36.7% 42.2% −13%
2005 4,456 38.2% 45.0% −15%
2004 4,056 39.6% 47.4% −16%
2003 3,421 38.9% 48.6% −20%
2002 2,943 41.5% 49.6% −16%
2001 2,303 42.0% 49.6% −15%
2000 1,746 41.2% 49.2% −16%
1999 1,223 41.9% 48.8% −14%
1998 832 41.1% 46.8% −12%
1997 661 42.5% 45.5% −7%
1996 433 41.1% 44.2% −7%
1995 294 40.5% 42.3% −4%
1994 216 42.1% 41.0% +3%
1993 197 35.5% 40.5% −12%
1992 137 38.7% 39.1% −1%
1991 160 37.5% 38.9% −3%
1990 117 30.8% 37.1% −17%
1989 136 28.7% 35.2% −18%
1988 71 39.4% 35.0% +13%
1987 59 39.0% 34.4% +13%
1971 125 36.0% 24.9% +45%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 309 13.6% 14.2% −4%
Bentley 243 15.2% 13.2% +15%
MINI 425 20.5% 29.3% −30%
Porsche 1,766 23.5% 19.3% +22%
SEAT 605 23.8% 32.6% −27%
Jaguar 1,182 24.6% 31.3% −21%
Toyota 5,013 25.2% 30.1% −16%
Lexus 690 25.7% 23.4% +10%
Audi 4,526 26.8% 25.5% +5%
BMW 5,563 27.1% 26.9% +1%
Land Rover 2,144 27.3% 31.0% −12%
Skoda 867 28.0% 28.3% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 3,910 28.6% 30.4% −6%
smart 147 30.6% 30.4% +1%
Kia 367 30.8% 30.7% +0%
Rover 146 30.8% 47.0% −34%
Honda 5,525 31.8% 31.1% +2%
Volkswagen 9,359 32.4% 33.1% −2%
Hyundai 571 32.4% 29.4% +10%
FIAT 1,507 32.8% 36.8% −11%
Alfa Romeo 313 33.5% 36.8% −9%
SAAB 570 33.9% 40.6% −17%
Mazda 734 33.9% 32.2% +5%
Jeep 188 34.0% 36.0% −6%
Volvo 2,607 34.5% 35.1% −2%
Ford 6,058 34.7% 35.2% −1%
Mitsubishi 296 34.8% 36.4% −4%
Vauxhall 4,856 35.2% 39.0% −10%
Suzuki 404 35.6% 32.4% +10%
Subaru 102 36.3% 32.8% +11%
Nissan 4,513 37.7% 33.3% +13%
Peugeot 2,661 38.2% 40.4% −5%
Citroen 1,472 38.2% 40.6% −6%
Chrysler 223 38.6% 41.8% −8%
Chevrolet 191 40.8% 40.5% +1%
Triumph 128 41.4% 29.9% +38%
Renault 3,300 43.6% 47.4% −8%
 

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