On average, 33.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Rochester, 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 3.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, smart and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, Aston Martin and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.6% 16.7% +5%
Suspension 10.3% 12.1% −15%
Brakes 6.6% 9.0% −26%
Tyres 6.2% 7.2% −13%
Driver's view of the road 5.6% 6.2% −10%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.3% 3.6% −8%
Steering 1.7% 2.3% −25%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 112 9.8% 11.6% −15%
2015 820 11.1% 13.2% −16%
2014 21,147 13.6% 14.3% −5%
2013 18,165 16.4% 16.9% −3%
2012 15,242 20.5% 20.9% −2%
2011 13,994 23.6% 24.6% −4%
2010 15,098 28.2% 29.2% −3%
2009 15,126 31.7% 32.8% −3%
2008 16,216 36.6% 37.0% −1%
2007 17,814 37.9% 39.6% −4%
2006 16,680 40.8% 42.2% −3%
2005 15,888 42.9% 45.0% −5%
2004 14,772 45.2% 47.4% −5%
2003 12,927 46.5% 48.6% −4%
2002 10,525 47.4% 49.6% −4%
2001 7,343 47.3% 49.6% −5%
2000 4,679 47.7% 49.2% −3%
1999 3,237 47.0% 48.8% −4%
1998 1,949 44.6% 46.8% −5%
1997 1,359 41.1% 45.5% −10%
1996 917 41.2% 44.2% −7%
1995 627 36.8% 42.3% −13%
1994 465 37.2% 41.0% −9%
1993 402 40.3% 40.5% −1%
1992 266 36.8% 39.1% −6%
1991 298 36.2% 38.9% −7%
1990 306 30.7% 37.1% −17%
1989 263 30.0% 35.2% −15%
1988 163 31.9% 35.0% −9%
1987 149 39.6% 34.4% +15%
1986 120 28.3% 34.0% −17%
1985 84 32.1% 33.9% −5%
1984 72 30.6% 32.7% −7%
1983 77 22.1% 32.7% −32%
1981 53 32.1% 32.6% −2%
1980 63 23.8% 29.2% −18%
1979 58 27.6% 28.7% −4%
1978 71 29.6% 29.0% +2%
1977 61 36.1% 28.8% +25%
1976 52 34.6% 29.3% +18%
1975 76 34.2% 27.5% +24%
1972 63 23.8% 24.3% −2%
1971 350 29.4% 24.9% +18%
1970 93 28.0% 23.8% +18%
1969 86 22.1% 24.8% −11%
1968 99 31.3% 23.4% +34%
1967 82 14.6% 23.4% −37%
1966 84 19.0% 22.4% −15%
1965 75 21.3% 21.6% −1%
1961 51 7.8% 19.8% −60%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 347 13.3% 11.4% +16%
Aston Martin 147 15.6% 14.2% +10%
Bentley 147 17.0% 13.2% +28%
Dacia 343 18.4% 20.3% −9%
Porsche 756 20.2% 19.3% +5%
MINI 1,184 20.6% 29.3% −30%
Audi 9,353 23.5% 25.5% −8%
Abarth 123 23.6% 25.3% −7%
Lexus 908 25.9% 23.4% +11%
Isuzu 144 26.4% 43.9% −40%
BMW 10,984 26.7% 26.9% −1%
Hyundai 4,672 27.7% 29.4% −6%
Land Rover 6,179 27.8% 31.0% −10%
Jaguar 2,978 27.9% 31.3% −11%
Kia 5,792 28.5% 30.7% −7%
Skoda 5,386 28.9% 28.3% +2%
Toyota 13,926 29.4% 30.1% −2%
Suzuki 3,110 29.9% 32.4% −8%
Subaru 437 30.2% 32.8% −8%
Mercedes-Benz 7,808 30.5% 30.4% +0%
Mazda 4,510 30.9% 32.2% −4%
Triumph 223 30.9% 29.9% +3%
Honda 5,973 31.1% 31.1% −0%
Volkswagen 19,727 31.7% 33.1% −4%
Daihatsu 270 32.6% 36.1% −10%
Mitsubishi 2,830 32.7% 36.4% −10%
MG 839 32.8% 41.7% −21%
TVR 137 34.3% 19.3% +78%
Nissan 10,536 34.3% 33.3% +3%
FIAT 6,633 34.7% 36.8% −6%
Ford 50,014 35.4% 35.2% +1%
Volvo 3,127 35.4% 35.1% +1%
Jeep 479 35.5% 36.0% −2%
Chevrolet 1,071 35.6% 40.5% −12%
SEAT 2,629 35.6% 32.6% +9%
Alfa Romeo 840 36.1% 36.8% −2%
Dodge 152 37.5% 42.4% −12%
Vauxhall 31,065 38.7% 39.0% −1%
SAAB 946 39.7% 40.6% −2%
Peugeot 16,422 39.8% 40.4% −1%
Citroen 10,371 40.5% 40.6% −0%
Chrysler 524 42.6% 41.8% +2%
Rover 959 42.8% 47.0% −9%
Renault 9,232 45.1% 47.4% −5%
smart 287 47.4% 30.4% +56%
Daewoo 283 54.8% 55.6% −2%
 

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