On average, 34.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Norwich, 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 4.0% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 46.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Talbot and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lotus, Dacia and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.0% 16.7% −4%
Suspension 13.6% 12.1% +13%
Brakes 9.9% 9.0% +10%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −12%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% +0%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.0% 3.6% +11%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +15%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.9% 1.6% +19%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +5%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 50 2.0% 3.6% −45%
2016 112 4.5% 11.6% −61%
2015 790 9.4% 13.2% −29%
2014 22,345 12.0% 14.3% −16%
2013 20,631 14.2% 16.9% −16%
2012 18,847 17.8% 20.9% −15%
2011 18,141 22.0% 24.6% −11%
2010 19,122 26.1% 29.2% −11%
2009 19,110 29.3% 32.8% −11%
2008 19,850 34.7% 37.0% −6%
2007 22,319 37.2% 39.6% −6%
2006 21,054 40.8% 42.2% −3%
2005 20,252 45.1% 45.0% +0%
2004 19,599 47.6% 47.4% +1%
2003 17,511 49.3% 48.6% +2%
2002 14,940 51.4% 49.6% +4%
2001 10,832 52.7% 49.6% +6%
2000 6,679 51.3% 49.2% +4%
1999 4,336 53.3% 48.8% +9%
1998 2,820 49.5% 46.8% +6%
1997 1,926 46.2% 45.5% +2%
1996 1,229 46.4% 44.2% +5%
1995 894 46.6% 42.3% +10%
1994 706 45.3% 41.0% +11%
1993 579 41.5% 40.5% +2%
1992 482 40.9% 39.1% +5%
1991 507 36.7% 38.9% −6%
1990 436 38.5% 37.1% +4%
1989 372 31.5% 35.2% −11%
1988 245 34.3% 35.0% −2%
1987 208 35.6% 34.4% +4%
1986 182 37.9% 34.0% +11%
1985 161 28.6% 33.9% −16%
1984 139 36.0% 32.7% +10%
1983 111 43.2% 32.7% +32%
1982 83 36.1% 32.6% +11%
1981 73 42.5% 32.6% +30%
1980 60 45.0% 29.2% +54%
1979 82 31.7% 28.7% +10%
1978 96 32.3% 29.0% +11%
1977 90 34.4% 28.8% +20%
1976 90 30.0% 29.3% +2%
1975 88 22.7% 27.5% −17%
1974 56 23.2% 25.0% −7%
1973 83 20.5% 25.8% −21%
1972 92 25.0% 24.3% +3%
1971 526 27.0% 24.9% +9%
1970 165 26.7% 23.8% +12%
1969 155 29.7% 24.8% +19%
1968 175 25.1% 23.4% +8%
1967 156 28.2% 23.4% +21%
1966 132 23.5% 22.4% +5%
1965 110 26.4% 21.6% +22%
1964 79 19.0% 20.7% −8%
1963 64 20.3% 20.2% +1%
1962 60 25.0% 20.9% +20%
1961 55 21.8% 19.8% +10%
1960 54 14.8% 19.5% −24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 231 9.1% 14.2% −36%
Dacia 502 13.5% 20.3% −33%
Lotus 272 15.4% 20.4% −24%
MINI 1,408 17.6% 29.3% −40%
Porsche 998 21.0% 19.3% +9%
smart 281 21.4% 30.4% −30%
Lexus 1,039 24.4% 23.4% +4%
Audi 12,258 24.4% 25.5% −4%
BMW 9,497 26.9% 26.9% −0%
Perodua 122 27.0% 30.4% −11%
Skoda 6,088 27.7% 28.3% −2%
Hyundai 4,684 28.5% 29.4% −3%
Isuzu 620 29.4% 43.9% −33%
Mazda 5,276 29.4% 32.2% −9%
Toyota 15,512 29.5% 30.1% −2%
Triumph 389 29.8% 29.9% −0%
Kia 5,978 30.7% 30.7% +0%
Honda 8,945 30.9% 31.1% −1%
Subaru 739 31.0% 32.8% −5%
Suzuki 4,013 31.2% 32.4% −4%
Land Rover 8,763 31.4% 31.0% +1%
Volkswagen 28,997 32.5% 33.1% −2%
SEAT 4,161 32.7% 32.6% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 7,593 33.0% 30.4% +9%
Jaguar 3,590 33.2% 31.3% +6%
Daihatsu 526 34.0% 36.1% −6%
Nissan 15,545 34.4% 33.3% +3%
FIAT 10,026 35.7% 36.8% −3%
Ford 59,178 35.8% 35.2% +2%
Jeep 568 36.1% 36.0% +0%
Chevrolet 1,138 36.8% 40.5% −9%
MG 1,295 37.7% 41.7% −10%
Volvo 5,411 38.2% 35.1% +9%
Alfa Romeo 1,043 39.1% 36.8% +6%
Mitsubishi 2,993 39.1% 36.4% +8%
Peugeot 19,289 39.4% 40.4% −2%
SsangYong 146 39.7% 40.4% −2%
Citroen 14,550 39.9% 40.6% −2%
Vauxhall 40,054 41.0% 39.0% +5%
Dodge 136 41.2% 42.4% −3%
SAAB 1,708 42.2% 40.6% +4%
Proton 217 42.4% 45.0% −6%
Renault 18,878 45.1% 47.4% −5%
Chrysler 527 47.1% 41.8% +13%
Rover 1,468 50.7% 47.0% +8%
Talbot 119 55.5% 46.8% +19%
Daewoo 393 57.0% 55.6% +3%
 

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