On average, 36.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Stoke-on-Trent, 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 4.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 41.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, MINI and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.3% 16.7% +3%
Suspension 15.4% 12.1% +27%
Brakes 11.5% 9.0% +27%
Tyres 7.4% 7.2% +3%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% +0%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.2% 3.6% +18%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +29%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.3% 1.6% +42%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 60 8.3% 11.6% −28%
2015 922 12.3% 13.2% −7%
2014 23,737 14.1% 14.3% −1%
2013 21,273 17.4% 16.9% +3%
2012 18,059 22.3% 20.9% +7%
2011 16,177 26.4% 24.6% +7%
2010 16,710 32.4% 29.2% +11%
2009 15,880 36.9% 32.8% +13%
2008 15,908 41.8% 37.0% +13%
2007 16,966 44.7% 39.6% +13%
2006 15,194 47.8% 42.2% +13%
2005 13,916 51.6% 45.0% +15%
2004 12,984 54.8% 47.4% +16%
2003 11,003 55.8% 48.6% +15%
2002 8,550 57.3% 49.6% +16%
2001 5,700 58.8% 49.6% +18%
2000 3,427 57.4% 49.2% +17%
1999 2,139 57.0% 48.8% +17%
1998 1,415 53.4% 46.8% +14%
1997 946 55.0% 45.5% +21%
1996 650 50.9% 44.2% +15%
1995 486 49.0% 42.3% +16%
1994 387 46.5% 41.0% +14%
1993 294 50.0% 40.5% +23%
1992 292 49.3% 39.1% +26%
1991 280 45.0% 38.9% +16%
1990 236 47.9% 37.1% +29%
1989 216 36.1% 35.2% +3%
1988 147 44.2% 35.0% +26%
1987 115 42.6% 34.4% +24%
1986 110 37.3% 34.0% +10%
1985 84 41.7% 33.9% +23%
1984 69 36.2% 32.7% +11%
1983 72 40.3% 32.7% +23%
1979 71 39.4% 28.7% +37%
1978 58 31.0% 29.0% +7%
1977 55 29.1% 28.8% +1%
1975 54 25.9% 27.5% −6%
1973 51 25.5% 25.8% −1%
1972 55 27.3% 24.3% +12%
1971 311 25.4% 24.9% +2%
1970 76 18.4% 23.8% −23%
1969 91 27.5% 24.8% +11%
1968 84 17.9% 23.4% −24%
1967 73 23.3% 23.4% −0%
1966 57 19.3% 22.4% −14%
1965 50 20.0% 21.6% −7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 133 15.8% 13.2% +19%
MINI 1,498 19.6% 29.3% −33%
Dacia 467 20.6% 20.3% +1%
Porsche 619 22.1% 19.3% +15%
Triumph 192 22.9% 29.9% −23%
Lexus 973 23.7% 23.4% +1%
Audi 10,525 26.3% 25.5% +3%
Hyundai 7,719 27.0% 29.4% −8%
BMW 7,931 28.8% 26.9% +7%
Skoda 4,657 30.3% 28.3% +7%
Toyota 12,838 31.9% 30.1% +6%
Land Rover 7,065 32.4% 31.0% +4%
SEAT 4,394 32.8% 32.6% +1%
Kia 5,789 34.5% 30.7% +12%
Jaguar 2,447 34.6% 31.3% +10%
smart 120 35.0% 30.4% +15%
Honda 7,137 35.3% 31.1% +13%
Volkswagen 21,051 35.5% 33.1% +7%
Mazda 3,797 35.6% 32.2% +10%
Volvo 3,258 35.7% 35.1% +2%
Daihatsu 295 36.3% 36.1% +0%
Suzuki 2,897 36.7% 32.4% +13%
Nissan 10,105 36.8% 33.3% +10%
Subaru 534 36.9% 32.8% +13%
Mercedes-Benz 5,995 37.1% 30.4% +22%
Chevrolet 1,062 39.0% 40.5% −4%
Mitsubishi 2,691 40.0% 36.4% +10%
FIAT 11,305 40.0% 36.8% +9%
Ford 39,476 40.1% 35.2% +14%
MG 1,025 40.4% 41.7% −3%
SAAB 1,053 40.7% 40.6% +0%
Isuzu 319 40.8% 43.9% −7%
Alfa Romeo 847 40.9% 36.8% +11%
Jeep 371 42.0% 36.0% +17%
Peugeot 14,405 43.2% 40.4% +7%
Vauxhall 33,478 43.5% 39.0% +12%
Chrysler 437 43.5% 41.8% +4%
Citroen 11,215 45.2% 40.6% +11%
SsangYong 139 45.3% 40.4% +12%
Dodge 103 48.5% 42.4% +14%
Renault 11,510 52.5% 47.4% +11%
Rover 871 55.8% 47.0% +19%
Daewoo 123 74.0% 55.6% +33%
 

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