On average, 36.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in Sunderland, 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 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 44.4%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Chevrolet and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Porsche and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.8% 16.7% −6%
Suspension 15.4% 12.1% +27%
Brakes 12.4% 9.0% +37%
Tyres 7.4% 7.2% +3%
Driver's view of the road 6.6% 6.2% +6%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −4%
Steering 2.9% 2.3% +29%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −4%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 357 14.6% 13.2% +10%
2014 9,236 14.8% 14.3% +4%
2013 7,086 19.4% 16.9% +15%
2012 5,835 25.6% 20.9% +22%
2011 5,521 29.8% 24.6% +21%
2010 5,816 34.4% 29.2% +18%
2009 5,219 38.6% 32.8% +18%
2008 5,284 42.5% 37.0% +15%
2007 5,636 46.0% 39.6% +16%
2006 5,301 49.1% 42.2% +16%
2005 4,619 52.0% 45.0% +15%
2004 4,127 52.3% 47.4% +10%
2003 3,326 53.1% 48.6% +9%
2002 2,287 55.6% 49.6% +12%
2001 1,209 51.9% 49.6% +5%
2000 601 52.1% 49.2% +6%
1999 395 46.8% 48.8% −4%
1998 210 46.2% 46.8% −1%
1997 174 42.5% 45.5% −6%
1996 104 40.4% 44.2% −9%
1995 77 40.3% 42.3% −5%
1994 64 42.2% 41.0% +3%
1993 53 32.1% 40.5% −21%
1990 57 35.1% 37.1% −6%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 189 17.5% 20.3% −14%
Porsche 154 21.4% 19.3% +11%
MINI 203 22.2% 29.3% −24%
SEAT 2,168 26.4% 32.6% −19%
Lexus 127 27.6% 23.4% +18%
Toyota 4,098 28.6% 30.1% −5%
Audi 3,865 29.1% 25.5% +14%
Volvo 1,521 29.2% 35.1% −17%
BMW 1,876 29.3% 26.9% +9%
Honda 2,505 30.1% 31.1% −3%
Skoda 733 31.1% 28.3% +10%
Mercedes-Benz 1,809 33.2% 30.4% +9%
Hyundai 2,336 33.3% 29.4% +13%
Jaguar 732 33.3% 31.3% +7%
Volkswagen 6,005 34.1% 33.1% +3%
Subaru 111 34.2% 32.8% +5%
Mazda 939 36.2% 32.2% +12%
Kia 706 36.4% 30.7% +18%
Nissan 6,777 36.5% 33.3% +10%
MG 161 37.9% 41.7% −9%
Suzuki 929 37.9% 32.4% +17%
Land Rover 1,375 38.6% 31.0% +24%
FIAT 1,967 38.8% 36.8% +6%
Alfa Romeo 221 39.8% 36.8% +8%
Ford 9,956 40.1% 35.2% +14%
Citroen 5,383 40.3% 40.6% −1%
Peugeot 4,156 40.8% 40.4% +1%
Vauxhall 11,397 41.0% 39.0% +5%
Mitsubishi 482 41.5% 36.4% +14%
Rover 203 42.9% 47.0% −9%
SAAB 305 43.3% 40.6% +7%
Chevrolet 270 47.8% 40.5% +18%
Renault 5,356 49.0% 47.4% +3%
 

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