On average, 31.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Stevenage, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Driver's view of the road, while 2.7% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 54.7%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Chrysler and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Maserati, Aston Martin and TVR.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.1% 16.7% −4%
Suspension 9.2% 12.1% −24%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% −1%
Tyres 6.0% 7.2% −16%
Brakes 5.7% 9.0% −37%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.7% 3.6% −26%
Steering 1.5% 2.3% −35%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 467 12.0% 13.2% −9%
2014 13,581 13.6% 14.3% −5%
2013 13,016 16.3% 16.9% −4%
2012 11,529 20.2% 20.9% −4%
2011 10,803 22.9% 24.6% −7%
2010 11,322 27.3% 29.2% −6%
2009 10,904 30.0% 32.8% −8%
2008 11,178 34.7% 37.0% −6%
2007 12,325 36.1% 39.6% −9%
2006 11,196 38.2% 42.2% −9%
2005 10,221 41.7% 45.0% −7%
2004 9,345 43.8% 47.4% −8%
2003 7,950 45.1% 48.6% −7%
2002 6,409 45.3% 49.6% −9%
2001 4,597 45.3% 49.6% −9%
2000 3,121 44.5% 49.2% −10%
1999 2,061 43.6% 48.8% −11%
1998 1,256 40.2% 46.8% −14%
1997 942 41.8% 45.5% −8%
1996 592 38.2% 44.2% −14%
1995 437 39.6% 42.3% −6%
1994 319 31.3% 41.0% −23%
1993 286 38.1% 40.5% −6%
1992 218 26.1% 39.1% −33%
1991 244 32.0% 38.9% −18%
1990 231 34.2% 37.1% −8%
1989 186 33.9% 35.2% −4%
1988 140 32.1% 35.0% −8%
1987 131 32.8% 34.4% −4%
1986 89 24.7% 34.0% −27%
1985 77 27.3% 33.9% −20%
1984 65 21.5% 32.7% −34%
1983 51 33.3% 32.7% +2%
1979 66 24.2% 28.7% −16%
1978 66 39.4% 29.0% +36%
1977 59 30.5% 28.8% +6%
1976 51 27.5% 29.3% −6%
1973 67 28.4% 25.8% +10%
1972 55 20.0% 24.3% −18%
1971 340 22.6% 24.9% −9%
1970 101 20.8% 23.8% −13%
1969 101 18.8% 24.8% −24%
1968 84 16.7% 23.4% −29%
1967 82 17.1% 23.4% −27%
1966 57 17.5% 22.4% −22%
1965 61 18.0% 21.6% −16%
1964 57 12.3% 20.7% −41%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
TVR 168 6.0% 19.3% −69%
Aston Martin 113 8.0% 14.2% −44%
Maserati 119 8.4% 19.3% −56%
MINI 1,026 15.0% 29.3% −49%
Porsche 742 18.7% 19.3% −3%
Triumph 227 19.8% 29.9% −34%
smart 282 22.7% 30.4% −25%
Skoda 3,197 24.2% 28.3% −14%
Toyota 6,904 25.7% 30.1% −15%
BMW 7,461 25.9% 26.9% −4%
Audi 7,483 26.4% 25.5% +4%
Jaguar 1,719 26.5% 31.3% −15%
Lexus 502 26.9% 23.4% +15%
Land Rover 4,170 27.1% 31.0% −13%
SEAT 2,735 27.3% 32.6% −16%
Mazda 3,652 27.4% 32.2% −15%
Subaru 412 27.4% 32.8% −16%
Daihatsu 183 27.9% 36.1% −23%
Honda 6,656 28.0% 31.1% −10%
Kia 4,261 28.2% 30.7% −8%
Suzuki 1,548 29.8% 32.4% −8%
Mercedes-Benz 4,987 30.0% 30.4% −1%
Volkswagen 15,485 30.5% 33.1% −8%
Hyundai 3,302 30.9% 29.4% +5%
Morgan 116 31.0% 18.5% +68%
Mitsubishi 1,815 32.1% 36.4% −12%
MG 857 32.4% 41.7% −22%
Alfa Romeo 881 32.7% 36.8% −11%
SAAB 1,158 32.9% 40.6% −19%
Ford 31,987 33.5% 35.2% −5%
Nissan 7,314 34.1% 33.3% +2%
Volvo 2,414 34.3% 35.1% −2%
Jeep 271 34.3% 36.0% −5%
FIAT 3,463 34.9% 36.8% −5%
Peugeot 8,908 36.4% 40.4% −10%
Vauxhall 22,221 37.0% 39.0% −5%
Isuzu 151 37.1% 43.9% −15%
Chevrolet 476 38.0% 40.5% −6%
Citroen 5,706 38.4% 40.6% −5%
Rover 642 40.3% 47.0% −14%
Chrysler 263 41.1% 41.8% −2%
Renault 6,080 46.6% 47.4% −2%
 

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