On average, 36.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Nottingham, 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 4.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 44.7%. 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, Lotus and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.4% 16.7% +4%
Suspension 14.9% 12.1% +23%
Brakes 11.0% 9.0% +22%
Tyres 7.3% 7.2% +1%
Driver's view of the road 6.4% 6.2% +3%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.3% 3.6% +18%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +19%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +7%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +16%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 95 12.6% 11.6% +9%
2015 1,303 10.1% 13.2% −24%
2014 33,660 12.9% 14.3% −10%
2013 31,210 16.4% 16.9% −3%
2012 27,810 20.4% 20.9% −3%
2011 27,178 24.4% 24.6% −1%
2010 27,837 30.2% 29.2% +3%
2009 27,369 34.8% 32.8% +6%
2008 29,220 40.2% 37.0% +9%
2007 32,449 43.3% 39.6% +9%
2006 29,609 46.2% 42.2% +10%
2005 27,495 49.9% 45.0% +11%
2004 25,259 51.9% 47.4% +9%
2003 21,306 54.0% 48.6% +11%
2002 16,861 54.7% 49.6% +10%
2001 11,108 55.3% 49.6% +11%
2000 6,456 53.6% 49.2% +9%
1999 4,072 53.7% 48.8% +10%
1998 2,487 50.5% 46.8% +8%
1997 1,738 48.5% 45.5% +7%
1996 1,063 45.1% 44.2% +2%
1995 850 46.9% 42.3% +11%
1994 631 39.9% 41.0% −3%
1993 488 40.4% 40.5% −0%
1992 388 43.6% 39.1% +12%
1991 433 40.0% 38.9% +3%
1990 387 40.6% 37.1% +9%
1989 332 31.3% 35.2% −11%
1988 238 37.8% 35.0% +8%
1987 206 37.9% 34.4% +10%
1986 147 32.0% 34.0% −6%
1985 137 35.8% 33.9% +5%
1984 100 31.0% 32.7% −5%
1983 99 31.3% 32.7% −4%
1982 82 24.4% 32.6% −25%
1981 68 26.5% 32.6% −19%
1980 80 22.5% 29.2% −23%
1979 80 28.8% 28.7% +0%
1978 88 20.5% 29.0% −29%
1977 76 28.9% 28.8% +0%
1976 65 29.2% 29.3% −0%
1975 62 30.6% 27.5% +11%
1974 68 22.1% 25.0% −12%
1973 86 32.6% 25.8% +26%
1972 92 28.3% 24.3% +17%
1971 400 23.5% 24.9% −6%
1970 125 21.6% 23.8% −9%
1969 124 25.8% 24.8% +4%
1968 114 24.6% 23.4% +5%
1967 125 21.6% 23.4% −8%
1966 109 21.1% 22.4% −6%
1965 75 24.0% 21.6% +11%
1964 79 16.5% 20.7% −21%
1963 59 23.7% 20.2% +18%
1960 63 22.2% 19.5% +14%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 218 13.3% 13.2% +0%
Lotus 127 18.9% 20.4% −7%
Dacia 259 20.1% 20.3% −1%
MINI 1,891 21.2% 29.3% −28%
Maserati 131 21.4% 19.3% +11%
Ferrari 356 21.9% 11.4% +92%
Triumph 345 22.0% 29.9% −26%
Porsche 1,931 23.1% 19.3% +20%
Aston Martin 207 23.2% 14.2% +64%
Audi 17,300 25.9% 25.5% +2%
Lexus 1,747 26.5% 23.4% +13%
Abarth 116 27.6% 25.3% +9%
Skoda 8,315 27.8% 28.3% −2%
BMW 15,357 28.9% 26.9% +8%
Hyundai 6,244 30.3% 29.4% +3%
Honda 14,232 30.6% 31.1% −2%
Toyota 20,510 31.1% 30.1% +3%
Kia 11,856 31.9% 30.7% +4%
Land Rover 9,077 32.7% 31.0% +6%
Suzuki 5,099 33.0% 32.4% +2%
smart 279 33.7% 30.4% +11%
Jaguar 4,367 34.1% 31.3% +9%
Daihatsu 711 34.2% 36.1% −5%
Volvo 7,680 34.4% 35.1% −2%
Subaru 925 34.4% 32.8% +5%
SEAT 6,059 34.4% 32.6% +6%
Volkswagen 35,184 34.5% 33.1% +4%
Mazda 7,234 34.8% 32.2% +8%
Nissan 17,008 35.4% 33.3% +6%
Mercedes-Benz 9,804 36.1% 30.4% +19%
SsangYong 210 36.2% 40.4% −10%
Jeep 618 37.7% 36.0% +5%
MG 1,407 38.4% 41.7% −8%
Alfa Romeo 1,663 39.3% 36.8% +7%
Ford 77,898 39.5% 35.2% +12%
FIAT 12,431 39.7% 36.8% +8%
Mitsubishi 4,050 40.0% 36.4% +10%
Peugeot 28,677 41.2% 40.4% +2%
Isuzu 555 41.4% 43.9% −6%
Citroen 18,966 42.5% 40.6% +5%
SAAB 1,915 42.8% 40.6% +5%
Dodge 237 43.9% 42.4% +3%
Talbot 139 43.9% 46.8% −6%
Vauxhall 61,418 44.4% 39.0% +14%
Chevrolet 1,790 44.5% 40.5% +10%
Chrysler 623 48.2% 41.8% +15%
Rover 1,635 50.5% 47.0% +7%
Proton 177 51.4% 45.0% +14%
Renault 17,968 51.4% 47.4% +9%
Daewoo 359 63.5% 55.6% +14%
 

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