On average, 34.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Milton Keynes, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 3.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Dodge, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.5% 16.7% +4%
Suspension 11.1% 12.1% −8%
Brakes 8.0% 9.0% −11%
Tyres 6.7% 7.2% −6%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −2%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.4% 3.6% −4%
Steering 1.8% 2.3% −19%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −17%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −6%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 854 10.9% 13.2% −18%
2014 21,128 14.2% 14.3% −0%
2013 18,115 17.3% 16.9% +2%
2012 15,268 21.3% 20.9% +2%
2011 14,369 25.1% 24.6% +2%
2010 14,919 29.4% 29.2% +1%
2009 14,112 33.3% 32.8% +2%
2008 14,635 37.9% 37.0% +2%
2007 16,710 40.5% 39.6% +2%
2006 14,887 43.8% 42.2% +4%
2005 13,959 45.8% 45.0% +2%
2004 12,995 46.9% 47.4% −1%
2003 10,955 49.0% 48.6% +1%
2002 9,143 48.6% 49.6% −2%
2001 6,275 49.0% 49.6% −1%
2000 4,068 50.1% 49.2% +2%
1999 2,537 48.2% 48.8% −1%
1998 1,583 45.9% 46.8% −2%
1997 1,046 46.0% 45.5% +1%
1996 625 40.6% 44.2% −8%
1995 512 40.2% 42.3% −5%
1994 359 41.5% 41.0% +1%
1993 287 39.0% 40.5% −4%
1992 280 38.9% 39.1% −0%
1991 281 40.9% 38.9% +5%
1990 265 44.9% 37.1% +21%
1989 224 35.3% 35.2% +0%
1988 139 32.4% 35.0% −8%
1987 125 30.4% 34.4% −11%
1986 103 39.8% 34.0% +17%
1985 74 29.7% 33.9% −12%
1984 78 24.4% 32.7% −26%
1983 59 44.1% 32.7% +35%
1980 55 30.9% 29.2% +6%
1979 57 26.3% 28.7% −8%
1978 56 37.5% 29.0% +29%
1977 57 28.1% 28.8% −3%
1976 55 36.4% 29.3% +24%
1975 52 26.9% 27.5% −2%
1973 55 38.2% 25.8% +48%
1972 72 22.2% 24.3% −8%
1971 314 27.4% 24.9% +10%
1970 87 20.7% 23.8% −13%
1969 95 30.5% 24.8% +23%
1968 91 25.3% 23.4% +8%
1967 89 24.7% 23.4% +6%
1966 66 19.7% 22.4% −12%
1965 79 26.6% 21.6% +23%
1964 75 24.0% 20.7% +16%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 1,454 19.1% 29.3% −35%
Porsche 946 20.0% 19.3% +4%
Bentley 145 21.4% 13.2% +61%
Aston Martin 790 22.2% 14.2% +56%
Lexus 1,358 22.5% 23.4% −4%
Audi 10,910 24.8% 25.5% −3%
Lotus 172 25.0% 20.4% +23%
Triumph 225 25.3% 29.9% −15%
Land Rover 5,619 26.9% 31.0% −13%
BMW 10,022 27.1% 26.9% +1%
Skoda 4,440 27.5% 28.3% −3%
Hyundai 6,353 28.0% 29.4% −5%
Volvo 4,132 30.1% 35.1% −14%
Toyota 10,673 30.2% 30.1% +0%
Dacia 271 30.3% 20.3% +49%
Jaguar 2,663 30.3% 31.3% −3%
Jeep 349 30.7% 36.0% −15%
Mercedes-Benz 6,556 30.9% 30.4% +2%
Kia 5,330 31.0% 30.7% +1%
Isuzu 197 31.5% 43.9% −28%
Honda 8,156 31.7% 31.1% +2%
SEAT 3,767 32.5% 32.6% −0%
Nissan 9,531 33.0% 33.3% −1%
Mazda 3,795 33.5% 32.2% +4%
Suzuki 2,829 33.5% 32.4% +4%
Volkswagen 20,510 33.6% 33.1% +2%
Alfa Romeo 786 34.9% 36.8% −5%
Morgan 237 35.0% 18.5% +89%
FIAT 5,129 35.4% 36.8% −4%
Subaru 483 35.6% 32.8% +9%
smart 164 36.0% 30.4% +18%
Mitsubishi 1,958 37.7% 36.4% +4%
Ford 35,617 38.2% 35.2% +9%
MG 811 38.5% 41.7% −8%
Chevrolet 838 39.7% 40.5% −2%
Vauxhall 34,806 40.2% 39.0% +3%
Peugeot 11,344 41.5% 40.4% +3%
Daihatsu 207 41.5% 36.1% +15%
SAAB 1,129 42.6% 40.6% +5%
Rover 768 43.1% 47.0% −8%
Citroen 7,007 43.1% 40.6% +6%
Chrysler 421 43.2% 41.8% +3%
Dodge 133 46.6% 42.4% +10%
Renault 8,729 47.6% 47.4% +0%
Daewoo 172 52.9% 55.6% −5%
 

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