On average, 31.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in St Albans, 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 2.7% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 53.4%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Kia and Lexus.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.5% 16.7% −2%
Suspension 8.3% 12.1% −32%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −12%
Driver's view of the road 5.8% 6.2% −6%
Brakes 5.7% 9.0% −37%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.7% 3.6% −24%
Steering 1.3% 2.3% −41%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −32%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 308 11.0% 13.2% −16%
2014 9,987 15.3% 14.3% +8%
2013 8,986 16.9% 16.9% +0%
2012 7,921 20.3% 20.9% −3%
2011 7,259 22.5% 24.6% −9%
2010 7,251 27.1% 29.2% −7%
2009 6,926 29.6% 32.8% −10%
2008 6,680 34.2% 37.0% −8%
2007 7,203 36.6% 39.6% −8%
2006 6,561 38.8% 42.2% −8%
2005 5,896 40.9% 45.0% −9%
2004 5,298 44.7% 47.4% −6%
2003 4,596 44.8% 48.6% −8%
2002 3,739 46.5% 49.6% −6%
2001 2,774 44.9% 49.6% −10%
2000 1,767 46.6% 49.2% −5%
1999 1,221 46.4% 48.8% −5%
1998 741 44.8% 46.8% −4%
1997 557 44.3% 45.5% −2%
1996 362 43.1% 44.2% −3%
1995 263 42.6% 42.3% +1%
1994 174 42.0% 41.0% +2%
1993 125 38.4% 40.5% −5%
1992 133 32.3% 39.1% −17%
1991 131 42.0% 38.9% +8%
1990 111 36.9% 37.1% −1%
1989 93 23.7% 35.2% −33%
1988 71 35.2% 35.0% +1%
1987 55 21.8% 34.4% −36%
1986 53 34.0% 34.0% −0%
1971 128 30.5% 24.9% +23%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lexus 1,260 17.1% 23.4% −27%
Kia 1,866 22.0% 30.7% −28%
MINI 295 22.0% 29.3% −25%
Hyundai 2,373 22.3% 29.4% −24%
Audi 5,257 23.0% 25.5% −10%
Porsche 1,346 23.3% 19.3% +21%
Nissan 5,959 25.1% 33.3% −25%
SEAT 1,682 25.3% 32.6% −22%
FIAT 3,114 27.0% 36.8% −27%
Honda 5,465 27.0% 31.1% −13%
Jeep 196 27.6% 36.0% −24%
Mazda 2,047 27.7% 32.2% −14%
Skoda 1,333 27.8% 28.3% −2%
BMW 3,823 28.0% 26.9% +4%
Daihatsu 113 29.2% 36.1% −19%
SAAB 828 29.3% 40.6% −28%
Alfa Romeo 420 29.5% 36.8% −20%
Volkswagen 11,187 29.9% 33.1% −10%
Toyota 5,956 30.2% 30.1% +0%
Subaru 194 30.4% 32.8% −7%
Suzuki 717 32.5% 32.4% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 2,806 32.7% 30.4% +7%
Jaguar 1,471 32.9% 31.3% +5%
Land Rover 2,826 34.4% 31.0% +11%
Chevrolet 416 35.1% 40.5% −13%
Ford 16,205 36.0% 35.2% +2%
Vauxhall 12,109 37.0% 39.0% −5%
Citroen 3,568 37.2% 40.6% −8%
Mitsubishi 622 37.5% 36.4% +3%
Aston Martin 288 38.2% 14.2% +169%
Peugeot 4,439 39.4% 40.4% −3%
Volvo 2,049 39.5% 35.1% +12%
MG 239 39.7% 41.7% −5%
Chrysler 201 39.8% 41.8% −5%
Rover 294 44.6% 47.0% −5%
Renault 3,155 46.1% 47.4% −3%
 

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