On average, 35.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Manchester, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 3.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 51.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Proton, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, MINI and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.8% 16.7% +12%
Suspension 11.7% 12.1% −3%
Brakes 8.6% 9.0% −5%
Tyres 7.9% 7.2% +10%
Driver's view of the road 6.8% 6.2% +9%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +0%
Steering 2.1% 2.3% −6%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −3%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +12%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 63 7.9% 11.6% −31%
2015 705 12.2% 13.2% −8%
2014 21,603 14.5% 14.3% +2%
2013 21,053 18.2% 16.9% +7%
2012 19,022 21.6% 20.9% +3%
2011 18,842 26.1% 24.6% +6%
2010 20,276 30.4% 29.2% +4%
2009 21,733 33.4% 32.8% +2%
2008 23,273 37.4% 37.0% +1%
2007 27,188 39.9% 39.6% +1%
2006 25,595 42.2% 42.2% +0%
2005 23,526 44.4% 45.0% −1%
2004 21,092 45.9% 47.4% −3%
2003 17,320 46.9% 48.6% −3%
2002 13,163 48.5% 49.6% −2%
2001 8,624 47.3% 49.6% −5%
2000 5,134 47.3% 49.2% −4%
1999 3,190 45.3% 48.8% −7%
1998 1,801 46.4% 46.8% −1%
1997 1,259 42.3% 45.5% −7%
1996 773 42.0% 44.2% −5%
1995 583 40.5% 42.3% −4%
1994 428 36.9% 41.0% −10%
1993 263 34.2% 40.5% −16%
1992 258 36.0% 39.1% −8%
1991 264 36.7% 38.9% −5%
1990 223 35.0% 37.1% −6%
1989 156 35.3% 35.2% +0%
1988 92 33.7% 35.0% −4%
1987 79 30.4% 34.4% −12%
1986 84 32.1% 34.0% −6%
1985 65 35.4% 33.9% +4%
1971 156 23.1% 24.9% −7%
1969 51 13.7% 24.8% −45%
1968 55 21.8% 23.4% −7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 135 11.9% 13.2% −10%
MINI 1,116 14.9% 29.3% −49%
Dacia 368 20.1% 20.3% −1%
Porsche 665 20.6% 19.3% +7%
Audi 14,516 25.0% 25.5% −2%
Subaru 402 25.1% 32.8% −23%
Lexus 1,516 26.0% 23.4% +11%
BMW 13,547 26.2% 26.9% −2%
Land Rover 4,687 26.7% 31.0% −14%
Skoda 5,602 30.0% 28.3% +6%
Jaguar 2,804 30.4% 31.3% −3%
Toyota 24,511 31.5% 30.1% +5%
Isuzu 119 31.9% 43.9% −27%
SEAT 4,746 32.2% 32.6% −1%
Hyundai 5,507 33.8% 29.4% +15%
Mercedes-Benz 10,926 33.8% 30.4% +11%
Suzuki 2,720 33.9% 32.4% +5%
Kia 4,891 34.0% 30.7% +11%
Volkswagen 30,072 34.8% 33.1% +5%
smart 178 34.8% 30.4% +15%
MG 620 35.3% 41.7% −15%
Mazda 5,126 35.4% 32.2% +10%
Honda 12,547 35.5% 31.1% +14%
Nissan 15,651 35.6% 33.3% +7%
Mitsubishi 2,280 35.9% 36.4% −1%
Jeep 293 36.2% 36.0% +0%
Volvo 3,446 36.4% 35.1% +4%
Alfa Romeo 902 36.6% 36.8% −1%
Daihatsu 269 38.3% 36.1% +6%
Ford 51,442 38.5% 35.2% +10%
Chrysler 584 38.7% 41.8% −7%
FIAT 10,646 38.8% 36.8% +5%
Peugeot 18,825 39.6% 40.4% −2%
Vauxhall 46,261 39.6% 39.0% +2%
Citroen 13,659 39.8% 40.6% −2%
SAAB 1,155 40.6% 40.6% −0%
Chevrolet 1,965 41.0% 40.5% +1%
Dodge 214 41.6% 42.4% −2%
Rover 1,093 43.3% 47.0% −8%
Proton 114 44.7% 45.0% −1%
Renault 15,454 47.4% 47.4% −0%
Daewoo 293 52.9% 55.6% −5%
 

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