On average, 35.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in Shrewsbury, 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 3.8% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are BMW, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.6% 16.7% −1%
Suspension 13.4% 12.1% +11%
Brakes 9.8% 9.0% +9%
Tyres 6.7% 7.2% −6%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% +1%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.8% 3.6% +7%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +15%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +2%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 416 13.9% 13.2% +6%
2014 11,999 14.4% 14.3% +1%
2013 10,182 16.3% 16.9% −4%
2012 9,272 20.9% 20.9% −0%
2011 8,458 23.9% 24.6% −3%
2010 9,144 29.1% 29.2% −0%
2009 8,965 32.3% 32.8% −1%
2008 9,361 36.7% 37.0% −1%
2007 10,370 39.5% 39.6% −0%
2006 9,688 41.9% 42.2% −1%
2005 9,430 46.6% 45.0% +3%
2004 9,013 49.7% 47.4% +5%
2003 8,008 50.1% 48.6% +3%
2002 6,465 51.6% 49.6% +4%
2001 4,642 51.8% 49.6% +4%
2000 2,937 50.6% 49.2% +3%
1999 2,030 49.6% 48.8% +2%
1998 1,342 50.7% 46.8% +8%
1997 972 47.0% 45.5% +3%
1996 665 46.2% 44.2% +4%
1995 508 42.3% 42.3% +0%
1994 391 44.5% 41.0% +9%
1993 299 40.5% 40.5% −0%
1992 252 40.1% 39.1% +3%
1991 266 43.6% 38.9% +12%
1990 202 44.1% 37.1% +19%
1989 191 38.7% 35.2% +10%
1988 123 36.6% 35.0% +4%
1987 109 42.2% 34.4% +23%
1986 85 36.5% 34.0% +7%
1985 64 34.4% 33.9% +1%
1984 62 24.2% 32.7% −26%
1983 64 28.1% 32.7% −14%
1982 56 30.4% 32.6% −7%
1979 60 43.3% 28.7% +51%
1978 61 36.1% 29.0% +24%
1972 53 13.2% 24.3% −46%
1971 213 24.4% 24.9% −2%
1970 96 17.7% 23.8% −26%
1969 68 25.0% 24.8% +1%
1968 83 24.1% 23.4% +3%
1967 63 22.2% 23.4% −5%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 924 14.7% 29.3% −50%
Porsche 391 24.0% 19.3% +25%
BMW 5,483 25.0% 26.9% −7%
Triumph 167 25.7% 29.9% −14%
Audi 5,743 25.8% 25.5% +1%
Jaguar 1,429 27.9% 31.3% −11%
Dacia 206 28.2% 20.3% +39%
Skoda 3,686 28.9% 28.3% +2%
Hyundai 3,028 30.0% 29.4% +2%
Toyota 4,922 30.4% 30.1% +1%
Mercedes-Benz 2,998 30.6% 30.4% +0%
Suzuki 3,375 31.2% 32.4% −4%
Mazda 2,382 31.5% 32.2% −2%
Honda 5,791 31.8% 31.1% +2%
Lexus 242 32.6% 23.4% +39%
Volvo 3,099 33.0% 35.1% −6%
Volkswagen 15,531 33.8% 33.1% +2%
Subaru 719 33.8% 32.8% +3%
Land Rover 7,637 33.9% 31.0% +9%
SEAT 1,544 34.1% 32.6% +4%
Kia 2,531 34.4% 30.7% +12%
FIAT 4,264 34.5% 36.8% −6%
Nissan 5,322 35.1% 33.3% +5%
Daihatsu 375 36.3% 36.1% +0%
Alfa Romeo 423 36.9% 36.8% +0%
Chrysler 148 37.2% 41.8% −11%
Ford 23,749 37.8% 35.2% +8%
MG 680 38.2% 41.7% −8%
Proton 102 39.2% 45.0% −13%
Isuzu 818 39.6% 43.9% −10%
Peugeot 11,478 40.3% 40.4% −0%
Vauxhall 21,611 41.0% 39.0% +5%
Jeep 367 41.1% 36.0% +14%
Mitsubishi 2,969 41.8% 36.4% +15%
SAAB 775 42.6% 40.6% +5%
Citroen 5,444 43.0% 40.6% +6%
Chevrolet 288 44.1% 40.5% +9%
Rover 872 48.1% 47.0% +2%
Renault 7,422 48.6% 47.4% +3%
 

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