On average, 34.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 3.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Proton and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are TVR, Aston Martin and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.1% 16.7% −10%
Suspension 13.5% 12.1% +12%
Brakes 10.7% 9.0% +19%
Tyres 6.5% 7.2% −9%
Driver's view of the road 6.3% 6.2% +1%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% −0%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +19%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −14%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 137 6.6% 11.6% −43%
2015 1,754 12.1% 13.2% −8%
2014 40,016 14.1% 14.3% −1%
2013 33,005 17.7% 16.9% +4%
2012 27,729 22.0% 20.9% +5%
2011 25,593 26.9% 24.6% +9%
2010 27,106 32.0% 29.2% +10%
2009 25,209 36.8% 32.8% +12%
2008 25,287 40.9% 37.0% +10%
2007 26,684 43.3% 39.6% +9%
2006 24,133 46.0% 42.2% +9%
2005 21,312 47.4% 45.0% +5%
2004 18,962 49.5% 47.4% +5%
2003 15,276 50.5% 48.6% +4%
2002 10,970 50.3% 49.6% +1%
2001 5,929 49.5% 49.6% −0%
2000 3,263 48.1% 49.2% −2%
1999 2,077 46.0% 48.8% −6%
1998 1,239 44.8% 46.8% −4%
1997 877 41.3% 45.5% −9%
1996 621 39.0% 44.2% −12%
1995 452 34.7% 42.3% −18%
1994 372 33.3% 41.0% −19%
1993 301 36.9% 40.5% −9%
1992 245 33.9% 39.1% −13%
1991 288 34.0% 38.9% −12%
1990 254 31.1% 37.1% −16%
1989 194 37.6% 35.2% +7%
1988 140 31.4% 35.0% −10%
1987 99 33.3% 34.4% −3%
1986 93 31.2% 34.0% −8%
1985 82 34.1% 33.9% +1%
1984 58 20.7% 32.7% −37%
1983 59 35.6% 32.7% +9%
1979 55 27.3% 28.7% −5%
1978 52 25.0% 29.0% −14%
1977 51 21.6% 28.8% −25%
1976 56 32.1% 29.3% +10%
1975 50 26.0% 27.5% −6%
1973 61 16.4% 25.8% −37%
1972 50 20.0% 24.3% −18%
1971 252 19.4% 24.9% −22%
1970 90 18.9% 23.8% −21%
1969 77 22.1% 24.8% −11%
1968 66 19.7% 23.4% −16%
1967 62 22.6% 23.4% −3%
1966 59 18.6% 22.4% −17%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 158 11.4% 13.2% −14%
Aston Martin 265 11.7% 14.2% −18%
TVR 151 13.2% 19.3% −31%
Lotus 112 13.4% 20.4% −34%
MINI 1,969 15.7% 29.3% −46%
Dacia 685 17.7% 20.3% −13%
Porsche 1,400 19.7% 19.3% +2%
Triumph 149 20.1% 29.9% −33%
Audi 17,295 23.4% 25.5% −8%
BMW 12,579 23.8% 26.9% −11%
Skoda 8,289 28.6% 28.3% +1%
SEAT 5,459 29.0% 32.6% −11%
Jaguar 3,244 29.1% 31.3% −7%
smart 151 29.1% 30.4% −4%
Land Rover 7,676 30.4% 31.0% −2%
Suzuki 7,522 31.0% 32.4% −4%
Lexus 1,039 31.2% 23.4% +33%
Honda 9,143 31.6% 31.1% +1%
Hyundai 7,016 31.6% 29.4% +7%
Subaru 1,243 31.9% 32.8% −3%
Volkswagen 33,226 32.0% 33.1% −3%
Mazda 7,056 32.1% 32.2% −1%
Toyota 15,277 32.1% 30.1% +7%
Mercedes-Benz 7,611 32.3% 30.4% +6%
Kia 5,543 32.3% 30.7% +5%
Jeep 396 33.8% 36.0% −6%
MG 869 34.6% 41.7% −17%
Isuzu 541 34.9% 43.9% −20%
Alfa Romeo 1,318 35.2% 36.8% −4%
Volvo 6,189 35.3% 35.1% +0%
Nissan 24,776 35.5% 33.3% +7%
Ford 60,548 35.8% 35.2% +2%
Mitsubishi 3,277 36.5% 36.4% +0%
Daihatsu 361 36.8% 36.1% +2%
FIAT 10,391 36.9% 36.8% +0%
Vauxhall 52,985 39.1% 39.0% +0%
Dodge 132 39.4% 42.4% −7%
Citroen 21,169 39.5% 40.6% −3%
Peugeot 17,598 39.5% 40.4% −2%
SsangYong 193 42.0% 40.4% +4%
SAAB 1,536 42.3% 40.6% +4%
Chevrolet 1,398 42.7% 40.5% +5%
Chrysler 322 42.9% 41.8% +3%
Rover 936 46.4% 47.0% −1%
Renault 17,822 48.4% 47.4% +2%
Proton 134 54.5% 45.0% +21%
Daewoo 174 58.6% 55.6% +5%
 

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