On average, 35.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Southampton, 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 3.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 47.0%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Dodge and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Maserati and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.4% 16.7% +10%
Suspension 10.8% 12.1% −11%
Brakes 7.6% 9.0% −16%
Tyres 7.2% 7.2% +1%
Driver's view of the road 6.4% 6.2% +3%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −2%
Steering 2.1% 2.3% −9%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.8% 1.6% +11%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 63 12.7% 11.6% +10%
2015 721 12.9% 13.2% −2%
2014 22,382 13.9% 14.3% −3%
2013 19,836 16.7% 16.9% −2%
2012 17,554 19.2% 20.9% −8%
2011 16,862 23.1% 24.6% −6%
2010 17,975 27.8% 29.2% −5%
2009 18,125 31.8% 32.8% −3%
2008 18,488 36.2% 37.0% −2%
2007 20,401 38.9% 39.6% −2%
2006 18,836 42.9% 42.2% +2%
2005 17,696 45.9% 45.0% +2%
2004 16,440 49.5% 47.4% +4%
2003 14,886 50.9% 48.6% +5%
2002 12,224 51.9% 49.6% +5%
2001 8,717 50.3% 49.6% +1%
2000 5,899 51.9% 49.2% +5%
1999 3,849 53.0% 48.8% +9%
1998 2,646 47.5% 46.8% +1%
1997 1,639 46.6% 45.5% +2%
1996 1,110 48.5% 44.2% +10%
1995 886 46.6% 42.3% +10%
1994 651 44.7% 41.0% +9%
1993 559 42.8% 40.5% +6%
1992 406 43.8% 39.1% +12%
1991 385 41.3% 38.9% +6%
1990 377 44.3% 37.1% +19%
1989 313 41.9% 35.2% +19%
1988 222 37.8% 35.0% +8%
1987 194 41.8% 34.4% +22%
1986 134 38.8% 34.0% +14%
1985 119 43.7% 33.9% +29%
1984 88 35.2% 32.7% +8%
1983 83 34.9% 32.7% +7%
1982 55 21.8% 32.6% −33%
1981 58 48.3% 32.6% +48%
1980 78 28.2% 29.2% −3%
1979 73 28.8% 28.7% +0%
1978 73 34.2% 29.0% +18%
1977 60 40.0% 28.8% +39%
1976 73 27.4% 29.3% −6%
1975 76 39.5% 27.5% +43%
1974 65 18.5% 25.0% −26%
1973 101 27.7% 25.8% +7%
1972 89 33.7% 24.3% +39%
1971 462 25.3% 24.9% +2%
1970 152 19.7% 23.8% −17%
1969 140 27.9% 24.8% +12%
1968 132 24.2% 23.4% +4%
1967 121 22.3% 23.4% −5%
1966 116 19.0% 22.4% −15%
1965 116 31.9% 21.6% +48%
1964 94 21.3% 20.7% +3%
1963 66 18.2% 20.2% −10%
1962 56 16.1% 20.9% −23%
1961 51 25.5% 19.8% +29%
1960 72 23.6% 19.5% +21%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 334 6.9% 11.4% −40%
Maserati 138 10.1% 19.3% −47%
Dacia 226 15.5% 20.3% −24%
Bentley 271 16.6% 13.2% +25%
MINI 1,502 22.0% 29.3% −25%
Lotus 194 22.7% 20.4% +11%
Triumph 311 24.4% 29.9% −18%
Lexus 1,767 25.1% 23.4% +7%
Porsche 1,105 25.7% 19.3% +33%
Skoda 7,637 26.7% 28.3% −6%
Audi 11,564 27.3% 25.5% +7%
Kia 5,713 28.3% 30.7% −8%
Hyundai 7,497 28.8% 29.4% −2%
Toyota 12,394 29.3% 30.1% −3%
BMW 12,119 30.5% 26.9% +14%
Honda 12,166 30.8% 31.1% −1%
Jaguar 3,327 32.1% 31.3% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 8,827 32.2% 30.4% +6%
Suzuki 3,345 32.4% 32.4% +0%
Mazda 6,945 32.5% 32.2% +1%
Land Rover 7,220 33.5% 31.0% +8%
Nissan 12,180 34.2% 33.3% +3%
Subaru 827 34.3% 32.8% +5%
FIAT 6,753 34.6% 36.8% −6%
Volvo 5,670 35.8% 35.1% +2%
Volkswagen 29,016 35.8% 33.1% +8%
SEAT 4,562 36.7% 32.6% +12%
smart 209 36.8% 30.4% +21%
Isuzu 354 37.9% 43.9% −14%
MG 1,043 37.9% 41.7% −9%
Alfa Romeo 781 38.3% 36.8% +4%
Daihatsu 333 39.0% 36.1% +8%
Ford 50,383 39.1% 35.2% +11%
Mitsubishi 2,318 39.2% 36.4% +8%
Vauxhall 33,877 39.8% 39.0% +2%
Peugeot 17,043 40.8% 40.4% +1%
Jeep 486 40.9% 36.0% +14%
Chevrolet 1,164 42.1% 40.5% +4%
Citroen 10,091 43.5% 40.6% +7%
SAAB 1,652 45.9% 40.6% +13%
Rover 1,046 46.2% 47.0% −2%
Renault 11,221 48.6% 47.4% +2%
Talbot 120 50.0% 46.8% +7%
Chrysler 463 50.3% 41.8% +20%
Dodge 136 51.5% 42.4% +21%
Daewoo 335 61.8% 55.6% +11%
 

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