On average, 43.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Plymouth, 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 6.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 36.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Talbot, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 21.9% 16.7% +31%
Suspension 17.3% 12.1% +43%
Brakes 13.8% 9.0% +53%
Tyres 10.2% 7.2% +42%
Driver's view of the road 8.5% 6.2% +37%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 6.1% 3.6% +68%
Steering 3.8% 2.3% +69%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.9% 1.6% +80%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.9% 1.1% +70%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 510 13.3% 13.2% +1%
2014 14,181 15.8% 14.3% +10%
2013 12,883 17.5% 16.9% +3%
2012 12,028 22.6% 20.9% +8%
2011 11,980 26.4% 24.6% +7%
2010 13,906 32.3% 29.2% +11%
2009 14,047 36.5% 32.8% +11%
2008 15,024 43.1% 37.0% +16%
2007 17,116 46.9% 39.6% +19%
2006 16,300 50.9% 42.2% +21%
2005 16,097 55.4% 45.0% +23%
2004 15,283 59.2% 47.4% +25%
2003 13,937 59.8% 48.6% +23%
2002 11,545 62.1% 49.6% +25%
2001 8,298 62.3% 49.6% +26%
2000 5,339 63.1% 49.2% +28%
1999 3,507 62.8% 48.8% +29%
1998 2,182 61.7% 46.8% +32%
1997 1,486 62.0% 45.5% +36%
1996 1,027 57.4% 44.2% +30%
1995 732 57.1% 42.3% +35%
1994 575 51.1% 41.0% +25%
1993 462 53.7% 40.5% +32%
1992 328 51.8% 39.1% +33%
1991 381 55.1% 38.9% +42%
1990 325 53.8% 37.1% +45%
1989 270 46.7% 35.2% +33%
1988 160 58.1% 35.0% +66%
1987 106 55.7% 34.4% +62%
1986 129 48.1% 34.0% +41%
1985 108 47.2% 33.9% +39%
1984 96 47.9% 32.7% +46%
1983 68 55.9% 32.7% +71%
1980 57 33.3% 29.2% +14%
1979 59 42.4% 28.7% +47%
1975 57 31.6% 27.5% +15%
1973 73 41.1% 25.8% +59%
1972 53 54.7% 24.3% +126%
1971 271 32.5% 24.9% +31%
1970 97 34.0% 23.8% +43%
1969 73 35.6% 24.8% +43%
1968 89 34.8% 23.4% +49%
1967 64 37.5% 23.4% +60%
1966 51 35.3% 22.4% +57%
1965 71 25.4% 21.6% +18%
1963 50 32.0% 20.2% +59%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 252 23.4% 20.3% +16%
MINI 848 24.4% 29.3% −17%
Porsche 661 27.4% 19.3% +42%
smart 206 28.2% 30.4% −7%
Hyundai 4,243 31.2% 29.4% +6%
Triumph 199 31.7% 29.9% +6%
BMW 8,835 33.0% 26.9% +23%
Skoda 4,833 33.5% 28.3% +18%
Lexus 662 34.3% 23.4% +46%
Kia 4,519 34.5% 30.7% +12%
Audi 8,037 38.2% 25.5% +50%
Honda 8,715 39.1% 31.1% +26%
Jaguar 1,833 40.6% 31.3% +30%
Isuzu 567 40.7% 43.9% −7%
Land Rover 7,412 41.1% 31.0% +32%
Suzuki 3,439 41.2% 32.4% +27%
Toyota 8,021 41.4% 30.1% +38%
Mazda 4,439 41.6% 32.2% +29%
Nissan 10,352 42.0% 33.3% +26%
Mercedes-Benz 5,139 43.1% 30.4% +42%
FIAT 6,513 43.2% 36.8% +17%
SEAT 3,311 43.9% 32.6% +35%
Volkswagen 23,413 45.1% 33.1% +36%
Subaru 568 45.4% 32.8% +39%
Alfa Romeo 525 45.5% 36.8% +24%
Mitsubishi 3,477 47.2% 36.4% +30%
MG 931 47.5% 41.7% +14%
Peugeot 23,114 47.5% 40.4% +18%
Ford 40,215 47.6% 35.2% +35%
Citroen 13,269 47.9% 40.6% +18%
Volvo 3,028 48.6% 35.1% +38%
Vauxhall 26,721 48.7% 39.0% +25%
SAAB 1,197 49.8% 40.6% +23%
Chevrolet 719 51.7% 40.5% +28%
Jeep 351 52.4% 36.0% +45%
Daihatsu 549 52.5% 36.1% +45%
Chrysler 272 55.1% 41.8% +32%
Renault 11,720 55.5% 47.4% +17%
Talbot 115 56.5% 46.8% +21%
Rover 1,249 57.5% 47.0% +22%
Daewoo 327 70.6% 55.6% +27%
 

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