On average, 28.7% of cars will fail their MoT test in Southend-on-Sea, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Tyres, while 2.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 59.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Bentley and Aston Martin.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.7% 16.7% −12%
Suspension 8.2% 12.1% −32%
Tyres 6.0% 7.2% −16%
Brakes 6.0% 9.0% −34%
Driver's view of the road 5.7% 6.2% −8%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.4% 3.6% −34%
Steering 1.4% 2.3% −38%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −31%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 101 9.9% 11.6% −15%
2015 668 8.7% 13.2% −34%
2014 15,767 10.3% 14.3% −28%
2013 13,483 13.3% 16.9% −21%
2012 11,846 16.6% 20.9% −21%
2011 11,441 20.3% 24.6% −18%
2010 12,101 23.5% 29.2% −20%
2009 12,321 26.7% 32.8% −18%
2008 13,373 30.9% 37.0% −17%
2007 14,695 32.2% 39.6% −19%
2006 13,920 34.7% 42.2% −18%
2005 13,319 36.7% 45.0% −19%
2004 13,191 38.3% 47.4% −19%
2003 11,811 38.9% 48.6% −20%
2002 9,784 40.5% 49.6% −18%
2001 6,986 40.7% 49.6% −18%
2000 4,675 40.6% 49.2% −17%
1999 3,199 39.9% 48.8% −18%
1998 1,991 39.2% 46.8% −16%
1997 1,365 35.0% 45.5% −23%
1996 874 37.4% 44.2% −15%
1995 660 35.0% 42.3% −17%
1994 510 31.2% 41.0% −24%
1993 362 34.8% 40.5% −14%
1992 282 29.8% 39.1% −24%
1991 315 28.9% 38.9% −26%
1990 279 32.6% 37.1% −12%
1989 240 27.5% 35.2% −22%
1988 150 26.0% 35.0% −26%
1987 134 23.1% 34.4% −33%
1986 102 31.4% 34.0% −8%
1985 82 30.5% 33.9% −10%
1984 70 25.7% 32.7% −21%
1983 53 28.3% 32.7% −13%
1982 60 18.3% 32.6% −44%
1980 60 25.0% 29.2% −14%
1979 57 14.0% 28.7% −51%
1975 54 25.9% 27.5% −6%
1973 72 22.2% 25.8% −14%
1972 55 16.4% 24.3% −33%
1971 348 17.0% 24.9% −32%
1970 80 15.0% 23.8% −37%
1969 73 12.3% 24.8% −50%
1968 96 12.5% 23.4% −47%
1967 82 13.4% 23.4% −43%
1966 65 16.9% 22.4% −25%
1965 84 15.5% 21.6% −28%
1964 52 9.6% 20.7% −54%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 114 4.4% 14.2% −69%
Bentley 152 5.9% 13.2% −55%
Dacia 354 14.7% 20.3% −27%
LTI 203 14.8% 37.1% −60%
Porsche 816 16.4% 19.3% −15%
MINI 1,139 17.3% 29.3% −41%
Triumph 198 19.7% 29.9% −34%
Land Rover 4,484 21.1% 31.0% −32%
Audi 7,605 21.7% 25.5% −15%
BMW 9,322 22.9% 26.9% −15%
Hyundai 5,285 22.9% 29.4% −22%
Lexus 1,154 23.9% 23.4% +2%
Skoda 1,814 24.2% 28.3% −14%
Toyota 8,259 25.1% 30.1% −17%
Jeep 499 25.7% 36.0% −29%
smart 205 25.9% 30.4% −15%
Isuzu 119 26.1% 43.9% −41%
Nissan 11,497 26.2% 33.3% −21%
Jaguar 2,580 26.2% 31.3% −16%
Kia 2,651 26.3% 30.7% −15%
Suzuki 1,808 26.4% 32.4% −19%
Mercedes-Benz 6,530 26.7% 30.4% −12%
Alfa Romeo 647 27.4% 36.8% −26%
Mazda 3,133 27.4% 32.2% −15%
Volkswagen 11,873 27.6% 33.1% −17%
FIAT 5,917 27.9% 36.8% −24%
MG 772 28.1% 41.7% −33%
Chevrolet 1,452 28.5% 40.5% −30%
Subaru 373 28.7% 32.8% −12%
Honda 3,440 28.8% 31.1% −7%
SEAT 1,133 28.9% 32.6% −11%
Dodge 173 28.9% 42.4% −32%
Mitsubishi 1,674 31.0% 36.4% −15%
Peugeot 11,714 31.4% 40.4% −22%
Ford 60,785 31.8% 35.2% −10%
Vauxhall 21,793 33.2% 39.0% −15%
SAAB 808 33.9% 40.6% −17%
Volvo 2,060 34.1% 35.1% −3%
Citroen 7,969 34.5% 40.6% −15%
Chrysler 558 35.7% 41.8% −15%
Daihatsu 143 36.4% 36.1% +1%
Rover 683 36.5% 47.0% −22%
Renault 12,182 38.6% 47.4% −19%
Daewoo 203 40.9% 55.6% −26%
 

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