On average, 30.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Luton, 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 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 57.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Alfa Romeo and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, MINI and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.6% 16.7% −7%
Suspension 8.1% 12.1% −33%
Tyres 6.5% 7.2% −9%
Brakes 5.5% 9.0% −40%
Driver's view of the road 5.4% 6.2% −12%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.5% 3.6% −31%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −46%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 84 8.3% 11.6% −28%
2015 881 14.2% 13.2% +7%
2014 10,866 16.0% 14.3% +12%
2013 11,033 18.0% 16.9% +6%
2012 10,007 21.1% 20.9% +1%
2011 9,146 23.3% 24.6% −5%
2010 8,994 26.8% 29.2% −8%
2009 8,599 29.1% 32.8% −11%
2008 9,741 31.3% 37.0% −15%
2007 11,343 33.5% 39.6% −15%
2006 10,737 34.2% 42.2% −19%
2005 10,508 36.1% 45.0% −20%
2004 9,852 39.1% 47.4% −17%
2003 8,212 38.9% 48.6% −20%
2002 6,509 40.3% 49.6% −19%
2001 4,473 40.4% 49.6% −19%
2000 2,713 42.2% 49.2% −14%
1999 1,717 41.9% 48.8% −14%
1998 1,013 41.4% 46.8% −12%
1997 667 37.9% 45.5% −17%
1996 427 34.2% 44.2% −23%
1995 302 37.1% 42.3% −12%
1994 209 32.1% 41.0% −22%
1993 152 30.3% 40.5% −25%
1992 131 28.2% 39.1% −28%
1991 125 32.0% 38.9% −18%
1990 117 33.3% 37.1% −10%
1989 119 26.9% 35.2% −24%
1988 72 27.8% 35.0% −21%
1987 56 21.4% 34.4% −38%
1971 130 14.6% 24.9% −41%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 360 16.9% 19.3% −12%
MINI 576 17.9% 29.3% −39%
Lexus 643 19.1% 23.4% −18%
Audi 7,001 22.4% 25.5% −12%
BMW 8,288 23.5% 26.9% −12%
Land Rover 2,640 25.1% 31.0% −19%
Toyota 7,935 25.4% 30.1% −16%
Jeep 232 27.2% 36.0% −25%
Subaru 299 27.4% 32.8% −16%
Kia 3,210 27.5% 30.7% −10%
Skoda 1,703 27.5% 28.3% −3%
Mercedes-Benz 4,478 28.4% 30.4% −7%
Jaguar 1,340 28.6% 31.3% −9%
Volvo 1,766 29.0% 35.1% −17%
Volkswagen 13,251 29.3% 33.1% −12%
Mazda 1,939 29.4% 32.2% −9%
Mitsubishi 961 29.9% 36.4% −18%
Hyundai 1,948 30.5% 29.4% +4%
Nissan 5,419 30.7% 33.3% −8%
Honda 4,508 30.8% 31.1% −1%
SEAT 1,850 31.0% 32.6% −5%
Suzuki 1,507 31.2% 32.4% −4%
Citroen 4,725 31.2% 40.6% −23%
FIAT 3,015 31.4% 36.8% −15%
Chrysler 268 32.5% 41.8% −22%
smart 101 32.7% 30.4% +8%
Vauxhall 36,118 32.8% 39.0% −16%
Ford 20,974 32.9% 35.2% −6%
Chevrolet 811 33.2% 40.5% −18%
Peugeot 6,803 35.0% 40.4% −13%
SAAB 746 36.6% 40.6% −10%
Rover 357 37.5% 47.0% −20%
MG 337 37.7% 41.7% −10%
Renault 5,021 41.1% 47.4% −13%
Alfa Romeo 640 41.9% 36.8% +14%
Daewoo 120 44.2% 55.6% −21%
 

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