On average, 33.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in Preston, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Tyres, while 3.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 47.8%. 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 MINI, TVR and Morgan.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.5% 16.7% −7%
Suspension 11.7% 12.1% −3%
Tyres 9.0% 7.2% +26%
Brakes 8.9% 9.0% −1%
Driver's view of the road 6.4% 6.2% +4%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +0%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% +0%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% +0%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% +2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 55 1.8% 11.6% −84%
2015 791 11.0% 13.2% −17%
2014 18,816 14.6% 14.3% +2%
2013 16,285 17.4% 16.9% +3%
2012 14,186 20.6% 20.9% −1%
2011 12,817 24.2% 24.6% −2%
2010 13,005 29.0% 29.2% −1%
2009 12,556 33.2% 32.8% +1%
2008 12,951 36.8% 37.0% −0%
2007 14,145 39.6% 39.6% −0%
2006 12,830 42.0% 42.2% −0%
2005 12,138 45.2% 45.0% +0%
2004 11,203 48.5% 47.4% +2%
2003 9,513 49.9% 48.6% +3%
2002 7,496 50.0% 49.6% +1%
2001 4,839 52.2% 49.6% +5%
2000 2,916 48.8% 49.2% −1%
1999 1,919 49.3% 48.8% +1%
1998 1,246 47.2% 46.8% +1%
1997 926 43.4% 45.5% −5%
1996 574 45.1% 44.2% +2%
1995 464 41.2% 42.3% −3%
1994 340 40.3% 41.0% −2%
1993 304 33.6% 40.5% −17%
1992 234 38.0% 39.1% −3%
1991 235 39.1% 38.9% +1%
1990 217 35.0% 37.1% −6%
1989 146 37.7% 35.2% +7%
1988 102 35.3% 35.0% +1%
1987 90 31.1% 34.4% −9%
1986 88 39.8% 34.0% +17%
1985 58 36.2% 33.9% +7%
1983 61 23.0% 32.7% −30%
1980 55 30.9% 29.2% +6%
1975 51 31.4% 27.5% +14%
1972 61 21.3% 24.3% −12%
1971 228 21.1% 24.9% −15%
1970 51 25.5% 23.8% +7%
1969 55 27.3% 24.8% +10%
1968 62 11.3% 23.4% −52%
1967 57 14.0% 23.4% −40%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Morgan 116 5.2% 18.5% −72%
TVR 112 17.0% 19.3% −12%
MINI 1,197 17.7% 29.3% −40%
Triumph 114 19.3% 29.9% −36%
Porsche 600 19.8% 19.3% +3%
Dacia 246 21.5% 20.3% +6%
Audi 8,585 24.4% 25.5% −4%
BMW 8,764 25.1% 26.9% −6%
Lexus 552 25.4% 23.4% +8%
Jaguar 2,506 28.4% 31.3% −9%
Skoda 3,497 28.4% 28.3% +1%
Toyota 11,028 28.7% 30.1% −5%
Hyundai 3,771 28.9% 29.4% −2%
Honda 6,100 29.9% 31.1% −4%
SEAT 3,078 30.5% 32.6% −6%
Suzuki 2,132 31.3% 32.4% −3%
Kia 4,308 31.7% 30.7% +3%
Volkswagen 17,052 31.7% 33.1% −4%
Mazda 3,730 31.8% 32.2% −1%
Land Rover 5,274 31.8% 31.0% +3%
Volvo 3,371 32.4% 35.1% −8%
Subaru 328 33.2% 32.8% +1%
Mercedes-Benz 5,574 33.7% 30.4% +11%
Nissan 11,892 33.7% 33.3% +1%
Chrysler 324 34.0% 41.8% −19%
FIAT 6,911 34.6% 36.8% −6%
MG 775 34.8% 41.7% −16%
Isuzu 254 35.4% 43.9% −19%
Daihatsu 272 35.7% 36.1% −1%
Mitsubishi 2,377 36.5% 36.4% +0%
Citroen 11,842 37.6% 40.6% −7%
Jeep 267 38.2% 36.0% +6%
Ford 31,400 38.2% 35.2% +9%
Peugeot 12,208 38.7% 40.4% −4%
Alfa Romeo 532 38.7% 36.8% +5%
SAAB 919 39.3% 40.6% −3%
Chevrolet 791 39.6% 40.5% −2%
Vauxhall 24,610 39.8% 39.0% +2%
Proton 204 40.2% 45.0% −11%
Rover 1,131 44.7% 47.0% −5%
Renault 8,971 47.5% 47.4% +0%
Daewoo 122 54.9% 55.6% −1%
 

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