On average, 37.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Salisbury, 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 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.9%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Chrysler and Rover. 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 18.6% 16.7% +11%
Suspension 13.1% 12.1% +9%
Brakes 9.6% 9.0% +7%
Tyres 8.3% 7.2% +16%
Driver's view of the road 6.7% 6.2% +9%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.2% 3.6% +17%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +14%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.0% 1.6% +23%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 278 9.7% 13.2% −26%
2014 7,364 13.8% 14.3% −3%
2013 7,211 16.7% 16.9% −1%
2012 6,456 21.9% 20.9% +5%
2011 5,999 24.6% 24.6% +0%
2010 6,494 29.2% 29.2% +0%
2009 6,552 33.5% 32.8% +2%
2008 7,005 37.6% 37.0% +2%
2007 7,821 41.8% 39.6% +6%
2006 7,403 44.3% 42.2% +5%
2005 7,099 47.9% 45.0% +6%
2004 6,821 50.7% 47.4% +7%
2003 5,985 51.8% 48.6% +7%
2002 5,212 53.2% 49.6% +7%
2001 3,824 54.1% 49.6% +9%
2000 2,630 53.6% 49.2% +9%
1999 1,669 53.3% 48.8% +9%
1998 1,069 51.6% 46.8% +10%
1997 748 51.5% 45.5% +13%
1996 504 50.8% 44.2% +15%
1995 418 44.3% 42.3% +5%
1994 315 45.7% 41.0% +12%
1993 258 47.3% 40.5% +17%
1992 157 47.8% 39.1% +22%
1991 191 46.1% 38.9% +19%
1990 163 38.7% 37.1% +4%
1989 136 47.1% 35.2% +34%
1988 115 50.4% 35.0% +44%
1987 73 39.7% 34.4% +16%
1986 71 38.0% 34.0% +12%
1983 63 39.7% 32.7% +21%
1971 180 30.0% 24.9% +21%
1970 63 28.6% 23.8% +20%
1969 55 25.5% 24.8% +2%
1968 69 30.4% 23.4% +30%
1967 63 27.0% 23.4% +15%
1966 53 26.4% 22.4% +18%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 168 11.3% 20.3% −44%
MINI 613 18.4% 29.3% −37%
Porsche 328 24.1% 19.3% +25%
Honda 4,541 28.6% 31.1% −8%
BMW 4,378 29.1% 26.9% +9%
Audi 5,063 29.5% 25.5% +16%
Skoda 2,360 30.6% 28.3% +8%
Hyundai 1,606 30.9% 29.4% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 3,122 31.6% 30.4% +4%
Toyota 4,142 33.4% 30.1% +11%
Lexus 252 33.7% 23.4% +44%
Kia 1,543 35.3% 30.7% +15%
Isuzu 193 35.8% 43.9% −19%
Jaguar 905 35.8% 31.3% +14%
Land Rover 4,799 35.9% 31.0% +16%
Suzuki 1,232 36.2% 32.4% +12%
Mazda 2,428 36.3% 32.2% +13%
FIAT 2,625 36.3% 36.8% −1%
SEAT 1,888 36.7% 32.6% +13%
Volkswagen 13,673 37.4% 33.1% +13%
Triumph 109 37.6% 29.9% +26%
MG 477 37.7% 41.7% −9%
Subaru 371 37.7% 32.8% +15%
Nissan 4,318 38.3% 33.3% +15%
Volvo 2,647 40.1% 35.1% +14%
Ford 17,820 40.4% 35.2% +15%
Daihatsu 160 41.3% 36.1% +14%
Alfa Romeo 369 42.5% 36.8% +16%
Mitsubishi 1,247 42.7% 36.4% +17%
Jeep 191 42.9% 36.0% +19%
Peugeot 8,213 44.4% 40.4% +10%
Citroen 4,389 44.7% 40.6% +10%
Vauxhall 10,326 45.2% 39.0% +16%
Chevrolet 288 46.9% 40.5% +16%
Renault 4,759 48.1% 47.4% +1%
SAAB 678 49.6% 40.6% +22%
Chrysler 147 51.7% 41.8% +24%
Rover 422 51.9% 47.0% +10%
 

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