On average, 39.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Taunton, 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 4.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 42.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Triumph, Perodua and TVR.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 19.8% 16.7% +18%
Suspension 15.0% 12.1% +24%
Brakes 10.1% 9.0% +12%
Tyres 8.0% 7.2% +12%
Driver's view of the road 7.8% 6.2% +26%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.6% 3.6% +29%
Steering 3.2% 2.3% +42%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.5% 1.6% +54%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.4% 1.1% +26%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 284 9.2% 13.2% −31%
2014 8,685 13.4% 14.3% −6%
2013 8,506 16.7% 16.9% −1%
2012 7,574 19.7% 20.9% −6%
2011 7,115 22.6% 24.6% −8%
2010 8,042 27.9% 29.2% −4%
2009 8,100 30.9% 32.8% −6%
2008 8,868 37.0% 37.0% +0%
2007 10,459 40.6% 39.6% +3%
2006 10,123 45.2% 42.2% +7%
2005 10,143 48.9% 45.0% +9%
2004 9,948 52.6% 47.4% +11%
2003 8,825 53.9% 48.6% +11%
2002 7,696 56.1% 49.6% +13%
2001 5,787 57.1% 49.6% +15%
2000 3,918 57.3% 49.2% +16%
1999 2,759 57.8% 48.8% +18%
1998 1,780 54.1% 46.8% +16%
1997 1,200 56.9% 45.5% +25%
1996 824 55.6% 44.2% +26%
1995 651 52.2% 42.3% +24%
1994 417 50.6% 41.0% +23%
1993 364 48.9% 40.5% +21%
1992 278 54.3% 39.1% +39%
1991 286 49.0% 38.9% +26%
1990 260 49.2% 37.1% +33%
1989 221 45.7% 35.2% +30%
1988 127 49.6% 35.0% +42%
1987 114 43.9% 34.4% +28%
1986 110 53.6% 34.0% +58%
1985 66 50.0% 33.9% +47%
1984 64 51.6% 32.7% +58%
1983 71 39.4% 32.7% +21%
1982 52 53.8% 32.6% +65%
1980 59 37.3% 29.2% +28%
1972 50 38.0% 24.3% +57%
1971 280 31.8% 24.9% +28%
1970 90 32.2% 23.8% +35%
1969 85 27.1% 24.8% +9%
1968 83 21.7% 23.4% −7%
1967 68 27.9% 23.4% +19%
1966 62 25.8% 22.4% +15%
1965 55 25.5% 21.6% +18%
1964 53 18.9% 20.7% −9%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
TVR 117 14.5% 19.3% −25%
Perodua 117 19.7% 30.4% −35%
Triumph 204 20.6% 29.9% −31%
Porsche 346 24.0% 19.3% +24%
MINI 658 24.3% 29.3% −17%
Kia 1,968 27.9% 30.7% −9%
Hyundai 2,760 29.8% 29.4% +1%
Subaru 861 31.2% 32.8% −5%
Audi 5,767 32.2% 25.5% +26%
Skoda 2,880 32.6% 28.3% +15%
Honda 5,588 33.2% 31.1% +7%
Mazda 2,831 34.2% 32.2% +6%
Toyota 6,512 34.2% 30.1% +14%
BMW 4,775 34.3% 26.9% +28%
Lexus 282 34.4% 23.4% +47%
Suzuki 2,442 34.8% 32.4% +7%
Jaguar 1,494 35.5% 31.3% +14%
Nissan 6,889 35.8% 33.3% +7%
Volvo 2,506 37.1% 35.1% +6%
FIAT 3,534 37.4% 36.8% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 3,273 37.4% 30.4% +23%
Volkswagen 16,415 40.0% 33.1% +21%
Land Rover 6,532 40.2% 31.0% +29%
Daihatsu 485 41.0% 36.1% +14%
MG 693 41.1% 41.7% −1%
SEAT 1,957 41.9% 32.6% +29%
Ford 24,700 42.8% 35.2% +22%
Isuzu 313 42.8% 43.9% −2%
Citroen 7,111 42.9% 40.6% +6%
Mitsubishi 2,569 44.0% 36.4% +21%
Alfa Romeo 395 44.1% 36.8% +20%
Peugeot 12,505 44.4% 40.4% +10%
Chevrolet 401 44.9% 40.5% +11%
Vauxhall 15,530 46.0% 39.0% +18%
Proton 175 46.9% 45.0% +4%
SAAB 945 47.4% 40.6% +17%
Jeep 331 47.7% 36.0% +32%
Rover 899 49.9% 47.0% +6%
Chrysler 205 51.2% 41.8% +23%
Renault 6,846 53.2% 47.4% +12%
Daewoo 195 61.5% 55.6% +11%
 

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