On average, 30.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Sutton, 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 2.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1994 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 57.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Citroen, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Lexus, Porsche and LTI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.6% 16.7% −1%
Suspension 8.3% 12.1% −31%
Tyres 6.4% 7.2% −10%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −2%
Brakes 5.8% 9.0% −36%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.6% 3.6% −27%
Steering 1.3% 2.3% −42%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −34%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 186 14.5% 11.6% +25%
2015 300 16.7% 13.2% +26%
2014 2,480 14.9% 14.3% +5%
2013 3,036 17.4% 16.9% +3%
2012 3,165 19.4% 20.9% −7%
2011 3,195 22.9% 24.6% −7%
2010 3,708 26.0% 29.2% −11%
2009 3,744 28.2% 32.8% −14%
2008 4,017 30.3% 37.0% −18%
2007 4,579 31.6% 39.6% −20%
2006 4,160 33.4% 42.2% −21%
2005 3,963 37.0% 45.0% −18%
2004 3,774 37.8% 47.4% −20%
2003 3,390 38.7% 48.6% −20%
2002 2,811 37.9% 49.6% −23%
2001 2,138 39.0% 49.6% −22%
2000 1,594 41.0% 49.2% −17%
1999 1,016 38.3% 48.8% −22%
1998 662 36.1% 46.8% −23%
1997 469 36.9% 45.5% −19%
1996 293 37.5% 44.2% −15%
1995 199 36.2% 42.3% −14%
1994 147 42.2% 41.0% +3%
1993 117 34.2% 40.5% −16%
1992 74 37.8% 39.1% −3%
1991 114 36.0% 38.9% −7%
1990 70 34.3% 37.1% −8%
1989 71 23.9% 35.2% −32%
1971 66 27.3% 24.9% +10%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
LTI 456 15.1% 37.1% −59%
Porsche 192 17.7% 19.3% −8%
Lexus 390 23.1% 23.4% −1%
Skoda 718 24.8% 28.3% −12%
Suzuki 443 24.8% 32.4% −23%
Audi 2,216 25.2% 25.5% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 1,973 25.4% 30.4% −17%
BMW 2,570 26.2% 26.9% −2%
Toyota 3,776 26.6% 30.1% −12%
Land Rover 876 27.3% 31.0% −12%
Mazda 928 27.6% 32.2% −14%
Hyundai 2,150 28.9% 29.4% −2%
MG 168 29.8% 41.7% −29%
Chevrolet 325 29.8% 40.5% −26%
Honda 2,479 30.3% 31.1% −3%
Chrysler 138 30.4% 41.8% −27%
Volvo 693 30.7% 35.1% −12%
Jaguar 571 31.0% 31.3% −1%
SEAT 488 31.4% 32.6% −4%
Ford 10,298 31.4% 35.2% −11%
Kia 662 31.6% 30.7% +3%
Volkswagen 5,864 31.6% 33.1% −5%
Nissan 3,792 32.0% 33.3% −4%
FIAT 1,390 32.2% 36.8% −13%
SAAB 218 32.6% 40.6% −20%
Mitsubishi 463 32.6% 36.4% −10%
MINI 161 32.9% 29.3% +12%
Alfa Romeo 135 34.1% 36.8% −7%
Vauxhall 6,683 34.5% 39.0% −11%
Subaru 126 34.9% 32.8% +7%
Peugeot 3,192 35.3% 40.4% −13%
Citroen 1,516 36.4% 40.6% −10%
Rover 211 38.9% 47.0% −17%
Renault 2,461 41.9% 47.4% −11%
 

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