On average, 33.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Oldham, 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 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.7% 16.7% −0%
Suspension 12.9% 12.1% +7%
Brakes 9.7% 9.0% +8%
Tyres 7.5% 7.2% +5%
Driver's view of the road 6.0% 6.2% −4%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.4% 3.6% −5%
Steering 2.5% 2.3% +8%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% +1%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +4%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 106 2.8% 11.6% −76%
2015 629 11.0% 13.2% −17%
2014 14,636 13.9% 14.3% −3%
2013 12,244 16.8% 16.9% −1%
2012 10,164 20.8% 20.9% −1%
2011 9,699 24.9% 24.6% +1%
2010 10,023 28.9% 29.2% −1%
2009 9,884 32.8% 32.8% +0%
2008 10,134 36.8% 37.0% −1%
2007 11,031 39.0% 39.6% −1%
2006 10,427 42.4% 42.2% +1%
2005 9,051 44.4% 45.0% −1%
2004 8,342 47.8% 47.4% +1%
2003 6,582 49.1% 48.6% +1%
2002 5,252 51.1% 49.6% +3%
2001 3,318 51.0% 49.6% +3%
2000 1,874 48.9% 49.2% −1%
1999 1,237 46.0% 48.8% −6%
1998 711 45.9% 46.8% −2%
1997 504 44.6% 45.5% −2%
1996 315 38.7% 44.2% −12%
1995 227 33.0% 42.3% −22%
1994 154 40.3% 41.0% −2%
1993 146 31.5% 40.5% −22%
1992 117 34.2% 39.1% −12%
1991 106 41.5% 38.9% +7%
1990 92 34.8% 37.1% −6%
1989 92 27.2% 35.2% −23%
1988 72 31.9% 35.0% −9%
1971 84 20.2% 24.9% −19%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 644 14.4% 29.3% −51%
Porsche 283 18.0% 19.3% −7%
Lexus 507 22.5% 23.4% −4%
Audi 6,090 24.7% 25.5% −3%
Dacia 122 25.4% 20.3% +25%
BMW 5,292 25.6% 26.9% −5%
Skoda 2,708 26.3% 28.3% −7%
Subaru 409 26.7% 32.8% −19%
Land Rover 3,184 27.6% 31.0% −11%
Hyundai 2,923 28.2% 29.4% −4%
Kia 4,011 28.9% 30.7% −6%
Suzuki 2,480 29.4% 32.4% −9%
Alfa Romeo 350 29.4% 36.8% −20%
Toyota 11,919 30.5% 30.1% +1%
Nissan 8,417 30.7% 33.3% −8%
Jaguar 1,127 30.9% 31.3% −1%
Jeep 236 30.9% 36.0% −14%
Volkswagen 12,450 31.7% 33.1% −4%
Honda 5,360 31.7% 31.1% +2%
SEAT 2,359 31.8% 32.6% −3%
Mazda 2,412 32.6% 32.2% +1%
Mitsubishi 1,376 32.6% 36.4% −10%
Daihatsu 193 34.7% 36.1% −4%
Volvo 1,490 35.2% 35.1% +0%
Ford 23,361 36.0% 35.2% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 3,637 36.2% 30.4% +19%
Peugeot 8,582 36.6% 40.4% −9%
Isuzu 122 36.9% 43.9% −16%
Chevrolet 854 37.2% 40.5% −8%
FIAT 5,145 37.4% 36.8% +2%
Citroen 5,893 37.7% 40.6% −7%
MG 339 38.9% 41.7% −7%
Chrysler 191 39.3% 41.8% −6%
Vauxhall 20,535 39.5% 39.0% +1%
SAAB 463 42.8% 40.6% +5%
Rover 515 48.3% 47.0% +3%
Renault 5,781 49.4% 47.4% +4%
 

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