On average, 31.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Sheffield, 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 3.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.6%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Proton and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are TVR, Bentley and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.6% 16.7% −13%
Suspension 11.6% 12.1% −4%
Brakes 9.0% 9.0% −1%
Tyres 6.5% 7.2% −10%
Driver's view of the road 5.1% 6.2% −18%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.4% 3.6% −5%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% +1%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −11%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 80 1.3% 3.6% −66%
2016 184 9.2% 11.6% −20%
2015 1,904 9.5% 13.2% −28%
2014 41,443 13.4% 14.3% −6%
2013 37,290 15.5% 16.9% −8%
2012 33,406 18.8% 20.9% −10%
2011 31,985 22.3% 24.6% −9%
2010 33,455 27.0% 29.2% −8%
2009 32,035 30.4% 32.8% −7%
2008 33,916 34.6% 37.0% −7%
2007 37,943 37.0% 39.6% −6%
2006 35,021 38.8% 42.2% −8%
2005 32,034 42.4% 45.0% −6%
2004 28,916 44.7% 47.4% −6%
2003 23,461 46.2% 48.6% −5%
2002 18,427 46.2% 49.6% −7%
2001 11,850 47.4% 49.6% −5%
2000 6,767 45.7% 49.2% −7%
1999 4,497 45.6% 48.8% −6%
1998 2,773 43.3% 46.8% −8%
1997 1,929 40.1% 45.5% −12%
1996 1,260 39.5% 44.2% −11%
1995 950 38.7% 42.3% −8%
1994 763 35.5% 41.0% −13%
1993 560 34.5% 40.5% −15%
1992 482 34.2% 39.1% −12%
1991 448 33.7% 38.9% −13%
1990 454 31.7% 37.1% −15%
1989 366 29.5% 35.2% −16%
1988 226 32.3% 35.0% −8%
1987 197 28.4% 34.4% −17%
1986 157 30.6% 34.0% −10%
1985 146 30.1% 33.9% −11%
1984 108 30.6% 32.7% −7%
1983 111 27.0% 32.7% −17%
1982 83 16.9% 32.6% −48%
1981 63 19.0% 32.6% −42%
1980 77 22.1% 29.2% −24%
1979 75 25.3% 28.7% −12%
1978 91 25.3% 29.0% −13%
1977 78 29.5% 28.8% +2%
1976 67 28.4% 29.3% −3%
1975 68 32.4% 27.5% +18%
1973 71 21.1% 25.8% −18%
1972 92 21.7% 24.3% −10%
1971 468 20.9% 24.9% −16%
1970 146 15.1% 23.8% −37%
1969 108 17.6% 24.8% −29%
1968 116 20.7% 23.4% −12%
1967 87 16.1% 23.4% −31%
1966 90 15.6% 22.4% −31%
1965 68 14.7% 21.6% −32%
1964 61 13.1% 20.7% −37%
1962 53 32.1% 20.9% +54%
1960 51 15.7% 19.5% −19%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 118 8.5% 14.2% −40%
Bentley 189 12.2% 13.2% −8%
TVR 113 14.2% 19.3% −26%
Lotus 124 15.3% 20.4% −25%
MINI 2,140 17.5% 29.3% −40%
Porsche 1,709 17.6% 19.3% −9%
Triumph 241 20.3% 29.9% −32%
Dacia 434 21.4% 20.3% +6%
Audi 19,120 22.0% 25.5% −14%
Lexus 1,950 23.5% 23.4% +0%
BMW 15,584 24.4% 26.9% −9%
Abarth 155 25.2% 25.3% −0%
Skoda 11,003 25.7% 28.3% −9%
Hyundai 10,931 25.9% 29.4% −12%
Toyota 29,780 26.7% 30.1% −11%
Land Rover 12,649 26.9% 31.0% −13%
Jaguar 4,644 27.0% 31.3% −14%
Kia 11,837 27.3% 30.7% −11%
SEAT 8,833 27.5% 32.6% −16%
Honda 15,679 27.5% 31.1% −12%
Subaru 1,647 28.7% 32.8% −12%
Jeep 875 28.8% 36.0% −20%
Volkswagen 43,434 29.1% 33.1% −12%
smart 237 29.1% 30.4% −4%
Suzuki 7,730 29.8% 32.4% −8%
Mazda 7,735 30.2% 32.2% −6%
Alfa Romeo 1,535 30.3% 36.8% −18%
Volvo 7,337 30.3% 35.1% −14%
Mercedes-Benz 10,923 30.4% 30.4% −0%
LTI 243 31.3% 37.1% −16%
MG 1,578 31.4% 41.7% −25%
Nissan 19,461 31.5% 33.3% −5%
Isuzu 476 32.6% 43.9% −26%
Mitsubishi 4,834 33.6% 36.4% −8%
SAAB 2,025 33.9% 40.6% −17%
FIAT 15,692 34.1% 36.8% −7%
Ford 85,674 34.8% 35.2% −1%
Chevrolet 2,463 36.0% 40.5% −11%
Daihatsu 617 36.5% 36.1% +1%
Vauxhall 69,157 36.8% 39.0% −6%
Peugeot 30,330 37.2% 40.4% −8%
Chrysler 663 37.4% 41.8% −10%
Citroen 24,782 37.4% 40.6% −8%
SsangYong 186 37.6% 40.4% −7%
Dodge 237 40.1% 42.4% −5%
Talbot 160 43.1% 46.8% −8%
Rover 1,784 43.6% 47.0% −7%
Renault 21,947 45.5% 47.4% −4%
Proton 235 47.7% 45.0% +6%
Daewoo 353 49.6% 55.6% −11%
 

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