On average, 34.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Oxford, 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 3.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 50.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Lotus and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.0% 16.7% +2%
Suspension 11.4% 12.1% −6%
Brakes 7.9% 9.0% −13%
Tyres 6.8% 7.2% −5%
Driver's view of the road 6.0% 6.2% −3%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −2%
Steering 2.0% 2.3% −12%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −9%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 707 11.5% 13.2% −13%
2014 18,759 12.7% 14.3% −11%
2013 17,757 16.0% 16.9% −5%
2012 15,483 19.7% 20.9% −6%
2011 14,420 22.8% 24.6% −7%
2010 15,654 28.1% 29.2% −4%
2009 15,245 31.8% 32.8% −3%
2008 16,018 35.7% 37.0% −4%
2007 17,693 38.4% 39.6% −3%
2006 16,357 40.8% 42.2% −3%
2005 15,577 44.2% 45.0% −2%
2004 14,524 46.8% 47.4% −1%
2003 12,795 48.1% 48.6% −1%
2002 10,383 49.0% 49.6% −1%
2001 7,759 49.2% 49.6% −1%
2000 5,103 49.1% 49.2% −0%
1999 3,429 49.7% 48.8% +2%
1998 2,301 48.9% 46.8% +4%
1997 1,509 47.4% 45.5% +4%
1996 984 48.8% 44.2% +10%
1995 750 44.9% 42.3% +6%
1994 570 44.2% 41.0% +8%
1993 440 43.4% 40.5% +7%
1992 370 38.1% 39.1% −2%
1991 418 45.0% 38.9% +16%
1990 304 41.8% 37.1% +12%
1989 297 40.4% 35.2% +15%
1988 181 33.1% 35.0% −5%
1987 154 39.6% 34.4% +15%
1986 116 37.1% 34.0% +9%
1985 103 41.7% 33.9% +23%
1984 80 35.0% 32.7% +7%
1983 95 43.2% 32.7% +32%
1982 70 44.3% 32.6% +36%
1981 61 29.5% 32.6% −9%
1980 64 34.4% 29.2% +18%
1979 75 33.3% 28.7% +16%
1978 82 37.8% 29.0% +30%
1977 68 38.2% 28.8% +33%
1976 54 29.6% 29.3% +1%
1975 82 32.9% 27.5% +20%
1974 72 34.7% 25.0% +39%
1973 111 25.2% 25.8% −2%
1972 121 23.1% 24.3% −5%
1971 431 27.1% 24.9% +9%
1970 153 26.1% 23.8% +10%
1969 118 25.4% 24.8% +2%
1968 145 24.1% 23.4% +3%
1967 130 20.0% 23.4% −15%
1966 101 20.8% 22.4% −7%
1965 89 22.5% 21.6% +4%
1964 65 24.6% 20.7% +19%
1963 63 15.9% 20.2% −21%
1962 52 21.2% 20.9% +1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 136 11.0% 14.2% −22%
Lotus 192 16.1% 20.4% −21%
Dacia 293 17.1% 20.3% −16%
MINI 1,497 18.8% 29.3% −36%
Bentley 122 18.9% 13.2% +42%
TVR 247 19.0% 19.3% −1%
Porsche 1,208 20.9% 19.3% +9%
Lexus 913 25.4% 23.4% +8%
Hyundai 4,320 25.7% 29.4% −13%
Skoda 7,310 26.4% 28.3% −7%
Audi 10,703 27.6% 25.5% +8%
BMW 9,762 29.2% 26.9% +9%
Jaguar 2,610 29.4% 31.3% −6%
Kia 3,354 29.5% 30.7% −4%
smart 169 29.6% 30.4% −3%
Land Rover 8,285 30.3% 31.0% −2%
Suzuki 2,335 30.7% 32.4% −5%
Triumph 260 30.8% 29.9% +3%
Toyota 10,935 31.2% 30.1% +4%
Mazda 4,824 31.4% 32.2% −3%
Honda 8,506 31.8% 31.1% +2%
Subaru 961 31.9% 32.8% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 6,240 32.4% 30.4% +7%
Volkswagen 30,716 33.8% 33.1% +2%
Nissan 11,370 33.8% 33.3% +1%
SEAT 3,365 33.9% 32.6% +4%
Volvo 5,359 34.7% 35.1% −1%
FIAT 5,271 35.6% 36.8% −3%
Isuzu 369 35.8% 43.9% −18%
Alfa Romeo 820 36.0% 36.8% −2%
Chevrolet 983 36.4% 40.5% −10%
MG 1,375 36.4% 41.7% −13%
Mitsubishi 3,800 37.4% 36.4% +3%
Jeep 542 37.6% 36.0% +4%
Ford 39,041 37.8% 35.2% +8%
Daihatsu 315 38.1% 36.1% +5%
Vauxhall 27,269 38.2% 39.0% −2%
Dodge 128 39.1% 42.4% −8%
Peugeot 13,864 39.3% 40.4% −3%
Citroen 9,123 40.0% 40.6% −1%
SAAB 1,534 40.5% 40.6% −0%
Rover 1,375 46.0% 47.0% −2%
Chrysler 419 46.3% 41.8% +11%
Renault 11,646 47.0% 47.4% −1%
Daewoo 144 52.8% 55.6% −5%
 

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