On average, 34.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Peterborough, 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 3.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Aston Martin, Bentley and TVR.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.8% 16.7% +0%
Suspension 12.6% 12.1% +5%
Brakes 8.8% 9.0% −2%
Tyres 6.4% 7.2% −10%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −4%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +0%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% +2%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +5%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −5%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 52 13.5% 11.6% +16%
2015 1,045 12.5% 13.2% −5%
2014 31,202 12.8% 14.3% −10%
2013 27,516 15.2% 16.9% −10%
2012 24,702 18.6% 20.9% −11%
2011 23,307 22.8% 24.6% −8%
2010 24,278 27.8% 29.2% −5%
2009 23,640 31.5% 32.8% −4%
2008 26,219 36.0% 37.0% −3%
2007 29,677 39.6% 39.6% −0%
2006 27,724 42.0% 42.2% −0%
2005 26,160 45.2% 45.0% +0%
2004 24,578 47.9% 47.4% +1%
2003 21,380 48.7% 48.6% +0%
2002 17,458 50.2% 49.6% +1%
2001 12,514 51.1% 49.6% +3%
2000 7,643 50.3% 49.2% +2%
1999 4,966 49.9% 48.8% +2%
1998 3,025 47.5% 46.8% +1%
1997 2,009 46.0% 45.5% +1%
1996 1,387 43.9% 44.2% −1%
1995 957 45.8% 42.3% +8%
1994 772 40.3% 41.0% −2%
1993 593 39.8% 40.5% −2%
1992 506 39.3% 39.1% +1%
1991 511 38.7% 38.9% −0%
1990 456 35.5% 37.1% −4%
1989 445 40.0% 35.2% +14%
1988 306 33.3% 35.0% −5%
1987 215 35.8% 34.4% +4%
1986 185 32.4% 34.0% −5%
1985 151 33.8% 33.9% −1%
1984 137 32.1% 32.7% −2%
1983 138 31.2% 32.7% −5%
1982 96 41.7% 32.6% +28%
1981 86 33.7% 32.6% +4%
1980 92 30.4% 29.2% +4%
1979 103 32.0% 28.7% +11%
1978 109 27.5% 29.0% −5%
1977 74 43.2% 28.8% +50%
1976 77 29.9% 29.3% +2%
1975 98 25.5% 27.5% −7%
1974 94 22.3% 25.0% −11%
1973 121 24.0% 25.8% −7%
1972 145 20.7% 24.3% −15%
1971 591 24.4% 24.9% −2%
1970 172 25.0% 23.8% +5%
1969 159 21.4% 24.8% −14%
1968 187 26.7% 23.4% +14%
1967 143 22.4% 23.4% −4%
1966 152 20.4% 22.4% −9%
1965 119 19.3% 21.6% −10%
1964 94 21.3% 20.7% +3%
1963 86 18.6% 20.2% −8%
1962 67 19.4% 20.9% −7%
1961 59 20.3% 19.8% +3%
1960 84 20.2% 19.5% +4%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
TVR 168 14.9% 19.3% −23%
Bentley 253 15.0% 13.2% +13%
Aston Martin 129 17.1% 14.2% +20%
Dacia 272 17.6% 20.3% −13%
Lotus 197 17.8% 20.4% −13%
MINI 1,949 19.2% 29.3% −34%
Porsche 1,091 21.0% 19.3% +9%
Triumph 414 22.5% 29.9% −25%
Audi 17,771 26.0% 25.5% +2%
Perodua 177 26.6% 30.4% −13%
BMW 15,818 28.0% 26.9% +4%
Lexus 1,154 28.1% 23.4% +20%
Suzuki 6,023 28.4% 32.4% −12%
Hyundai 6,271 28.4% 29.4% −3%
Skoda 6,283 28.9% 28.3% +2%
Toyota 15,801 29.3% 30.1% −3%
Daihatsu 581 29.8% 36.1% −18%
Honda 11,271 30.6% 31.1% −2%
Land Rover 11,551 30.9% 31.0% −0%
Mercedes-Benz 10,613 31.9% 30.4% +5%
Jaguar 4,430 32.0% 31.3% +2%
Kia 8,922 32.0% 30.7% +4%
Mazda 7,388 32.5% 32.2% +1%
Volkswagen 35,969 33.1% 33.1% −0%
Nissan 16,339 33.4% 33.3% +0%
SEAT 4,565 33.7% 32.6% +3%
Subaru 874 33.8% 32.8% +3%
Volvo 7,222 35.4% 35.1% +1%
Ford 71,428 35.7% 35.2% +2%
smart 245 35.9% 30.4% +18%
Jeep 778 36.0% 36.0% −0%
Isuzu 747 36.0% 43.9% −18%
Mitsubishi 4,051 36.3% 36.4% −0%
FIAT 9,595 36.4% 36.8% −1%
MG 2,147 36.7% 41.7% −12%
Chevrolet 1,976 36.8% 40.5% −9%
Peugeot 28,597 39.4% 40.4% −2%
SsangYong 192 40.1% 40.4% −1%
Citroen 18,211 40.2% 40.6% −1%
Vauxhall 56,220 40.6% 39.0% +4%
Alfa Romeo 1,099 40.8% 36.8% +11%
Talbot 138 41.3% 46.8% −12%
SAAB 2,276 41.8% 40.6% +3%
Chrysler 816 41.9% 41.8% +0%
Dodge 309 43.7% 42.4% +3%
Proton 215 45.1% 45.0% +0%
Rover 2,147 46.4% 47.0% −1%
Renault 18,940 46.6% 47.4% −2%
Daewoo 260 53.8% 55.6% −3%
 

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