On average, 38.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Portsmouth, 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 4.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 43.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Talbot and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, Aston Martin and Lotus.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.6% 16.7% +17%
Suspension 12.4% 12.1% +3%
Brakes 9.2% 9.0% +2%
Tyres 8.6% 7.2% +20%
Driver's view of the road 7.4% 6.2% +19%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.2% 3.6% +17%
Steering 2.4% 2.3% +5%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.3% 1.6% +40%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% +0%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 83 13.3% 11.6% +14%
2015 852 15.7% 13.2% +19%
2014 23,906 15.6% 14.3% +10%
2013 21,390 17.5% 16.9% +3%
2012 18,922 21.0% 20.9% +0%
2011 18,314 24.6% 24.6% −0%
2010 19,385 29.9% 29.2% +2%
2009 19,689 33.7% 32.8% +3%
2008 20,397 38.7% 37.0% +5%
2007 22,815 41.5% 39.6% +5%
2006 21,529 44.6% 42.2% +6%
2005 21,303 48.8% 45.0% +8%
2004 20,449 51.3% 47.4% +8%
2003 18,599 53.5% 48.6% +10%
2002 15,801 54.5% 49.6% +10%
2001 11,849 56.4% 49.6% +14%
2000 7,961 55.5% 49.2% +13%
1999 5,278 56.9% 48.8% +17%
1998 3,458 55.0% 46.8% +17%
1997 2,223 53.4% 45.5% +18%
1996 1,496 52.9% 44.2% +20%
1995 1,104 47.6% 42.3% +13%
1994 824 49.2% 41.0% +20%
1993 625 48.6% 40.5% +20%
1992 513 50.3% 39.1% +29%
1991 508 49.0% 38.9% +26%
1990 500 45.4% 37.1% +22%
1989 375 46.7% 35.2% +33%
1988 236 46.2% 35.0% +32%
1987 208 39.9% 34.4% +16%
1986 178 43.3% 34.0% +27%
1985 144 45.1% 33.9% +33%
1984 114 36.8% 32.7% +13%
1983 101 34.7% 32.7% +6%
1982 71 45.1% 32.6% +38%
1981 63 44.4% 32.6% +36%
1980 73 49.3% 29.2% +69%
1979 91 46.2% 28.7% +61%
1978 78 37.2% 29.0% +28%
1977 76 28.9% 28.8% +0%
1976 69 33.3% 29.3% +14%
1975 65 32.3% 27.5% +17%
1974 66 39.4% 25.0% +58%
1973 98 31.6% 25.8% +22%
1972 102 31.4% 24.3% +29%
1971 494 34.6% 24.9% +39%
1970 159 33.3% 23.8% +40%
1969 163 29.4% 24.8% +19%
1968 169 30.8% 23.4% +32%
1967 127 29.9% 23.4% +28%
1966 135 31.9% 22.4% +42%
1965 112 24.1% 21.6% +12%
1964 83 31.3% 20.7% +51%
1963 67 22.4% 20.2% +11%
1962 56 14.3% 20.9% −32%
1961 64 18.8% 19.8% −5%
1960 85 24.7% 19.5% +27%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lotus 148 17.6% 20.4% −14%
Aston Martin 434 18.7% 14.2% +32%
Porsche 1,454 18.9% 19.3% −2%
Bentley 119 19.3% 13.2% +46%
Dacia 493 21.5% 20.3% +6%
Abarth 110 25.5% 25.3% +1%
MINI 1,389 26.0% 29.3% −11%
Perodua 136 30.1% 30.4% −1%
Lexus 830 30.2% 23.4% +29%
Triumph 304 30.3% 29.9% +1%
Hyundai 10,738 30.9% 29.4% +5%
Kia 9,692 31.1% 30.7% +1%
Honda 13,064 31.7% 31.1% +2%
Audi 11,175 32.3% 25.5% +27%
Skoda 7,967 32.8% 28.3% +16%
Suzuki 5,605 33.6% 32.4% +4%
smart 315 33.7% 30.4% +11%
BMW 12,183 34.1% 26.9% +27%
Toyota 15,681 34.3% 30.1% +14%
Mazda 7,677 35.7% 32.2% +11%
Mercedes-Benz 9,416 36.2% 30.4% +19%
Isuzu 282 36.9% 43.9% −16%
Land Rover 6,917 37.5% 31.0% +21%
SEAT 4,277 37.9% 32.6% +16%
FIAT 9,626 38.0% 36.8% +3%
Nissan 14,612 38.1% 33.3% +14%
Jaguar 3,601 38.1% 31.3% +22%
Alfa Romeo 1,052 38.3% 36.8% +4%
Volkswagen 30,750 40.0% 33.1% +21%
Subaru 776 40.5% 32.8% +24%
Daihatsu 630 40.6% 36.1% +12%
Ford 55,570 41.7% 35.2% +19%
Volvo 5,147 42.1% 35.1% +20%
Chevrolet 1,151 42.1% 40.5% +4%
Jeep 626 42.7% 36.0% +18%
Mitsubishi 3,815 43.6% 36.4% +20%
SAAB 1,863 43.7% 40.6% +8%
Citroen 16,697 43.8% 40.6% +8%
Vauxhall 37,124 44.0% 39.0% +13%
MG 1,366 45.4% 41.7% +9%
Peugeot 20,559 46.0% 40.4% +14%
Dodge 148 46.6% 42.4% +10%
Proton 154 50.6% 45.0% +13%
Renault 15,478 50.8% 47.4% +7%
Chrysler 621 51.0% 41.8% +22%
Rover 1,538 56.0% 47.0% +19%
Talbot 157 59.9% 46.8% +28%
Daewoo 357 63.3% 55.6% +14%
 

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