On average, 36.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Newport, 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 4.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 46.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Triumph, MINI and Dacia.

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%
Suspension 14.3% 12.1% +18%
Brakes 11.1% 9.0% +23%
Tyres 8.7% 7.2% +22%
Driver's view of the road 6.5% 6.2% +5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.1% 3.6% +14%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +30%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.1% 1.6% +27%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.5% 1.1% +30%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 491 12.0% 13.2% −9%
2014 15,496 13.1% 14.3% −8%
2013 13,888 17.1% 16.9% +1%
2012 12,606 21.2% 20.9% +1%
2011 12,261 25.0% 24.6% +1%
2010 13,048 30.8% 29.2% +5%
2009 12,635 35.2% 32.8% +7%
2008 13,671 40.5% 37.0% +9%
2007 14,876 42.0% 39.6% +6%
2006 12,966 45.4% 42.2% +8%
2005 11,840 48.4% 45.0% +7%
2004 10,977 50.5% 47.4% +7%
2003 9,302 51.5% 48.6% +6%
2002 7,348 52.5% 49.6% +6%
2001 4,985 51.5% 49.6% +4%
2000 3,058 52.4% 49.2% +7%
1999 1,960 53.1% 48.8% +9%
1998 1,282 49.7% 46.8% +6%
1997 843 48.9% 45.5% +7%
1996 558 43.5% 44.2% −1%
1995 443 47.9% 42.3% +13%
1994 337 40.7% 41.0% −1%
1993 241 41.1% 40.5% +1%
1992 244 37.7% 39.1% −3%
1991 215 39.1% 38.9% +1%
1990 207 42.0% 37.1% +13%
1989 126 36.5% 35.2% +4%
1988 103 34.0% 35.0% −3%
1987 82 37.8% 34.4% +10%
1986 68 32.4% 34.0% −5%
1985 62 38.7% 33.9% +14%
1971 149 20.1% 24.9% −19%
1970 51 23.5% 23.8% −1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 193 15.0% 20.3% −26%
MINI 1,070 16.3% 29.3% −44%
Triumph 108 25.0% 29.9% −16%
BMW 6,899 26.5% 26.9% −1%
Audi 6,205 26.6% 25.5% +4%
Skoda 3,363 27.1% 28.3% −4%
Porsche 430 27.4% 19.3% +42%
Subaru 695 28.8% 32.8% −12%
Hyundai 5,449 29.2% 29.4% −1%
Lexus 433 30.0% 23.4% +28%
Volvo 3,084 30.4% 35.1% −13%
Land Rover 5,159 30.8% 31.0% −1%
Suzuki 4,358 30.9% 32.4% −5%
Isuzu 435 32.6% 43.9% −26%
Kia 3,226 32.7% 30.7% +6%
Jaguar 1,503 32.7% 31.3% +5%
SEAT 3,135 33.0% 32.6% +1%
Honda 4,295 33.4% 31.1% +7%
Daihatsu 702 33.8% 36.1% −7%
Mercedes-Benz 3,862 33.9% 30.4% +11%
Volkswagen 16,693 34.3% 33.1% +4%
Toyota 7,404 34.7% 30.1% +15%
Nissan 8,107 35.2% 33.3% +6%
SsangYong 122 35.2% 40.4% −13%
Mazda 3,798 36.5% 32.2% +13%
FIAT 6,511 37.3% 36.8% +1%
Ford 37,045 37.7% 35.2% +7%
Jeep 270 38.5% 36.0% +7%
Alfa Romeo 593 38.8% 36.8% +5%
Mitsubishi 2,724 39.0% 36.4% +7%
MG 543 40.0% 41.7% −4%
Peugeot 12,196 40.6% 40.4% +0%
Citroen 9,809 41.1% 40.6% +1%
SAAB 778 41.5% 40.6% +2%
Vauxhall 25,422 41.9% 39.0% +7%
Chevrolet 1,830 43.1% 40.5% +6%
Chrysler 247 43.3% 41.8% +4%
Proton 121 46.3% 45.0% +3%
Renault 8,940 49.1% 47.4% +4%
Rover 683 49.2% 47.0% +5%
Daewoo 222 61.3% 55.6% +10%
 

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