On average, 40.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in Torquay, 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 5.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1983 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 40.0%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Chrysler and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, smart and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 20.0% 16.7% +19%
Suspension 15.3% 12.1% +27%
Brakes 11.2% 9.0% +25%
Tyres 9.3% 7.2% +30%
Driver's view of the road 7.9% 6.2% +28%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 5.3% 3.6% +49%
Steering 3.5% 2.3% +53%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.8% 1.6% +73%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.6% 1.1% +42%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 71 4.2% 11.6% −64%
2015 279 18.6% 13.2% +41%
2014 6,337 15.3% 14.3% +7%
2013 6,409 16.2% 16.9% −4%
2012 5,893 20.1% 20.9% −4%
2011 5,597 24.0% 24.6% −2%
2010 6,357 28.2% 29.2% −3%
2009 6,829 32.0% 32.8% −2%
2008 7,095 36.4% 37.0% −2%
2007 8,085 41.3% 39.6% +4%
2006 7,974 43.9% 42.2% +4%
2005 8,153 49.1% 45.0% +9%
2004 8,208 52.4% 47.4% +11%
2003 7,365 55.3% 48.6% +14%
2002 6,519 56.7% 49.6% +14%
2001 4,943 58.1% 49.6% +17%
2000 3,369 58.3% 49.2% +19%
1999 2,370 59.8% 48.8% +23%
1998 1,611 56.4% 46.8% +20%
1997 1,078 58.9% 45.5% +30%
1996 812 55.0% 44.2% +25%
1995 544 53.3% 42.3% +26%
1994 403 57.1% 41.0% +39%
1993 292 57.9% 40.5% +43%
1992 266 48.9% 39.1% +25%
1991 239 56.1% 38.9% +44%
1990 254 51.6% 37.1% +39%
1989 178 50.0% 35.2% +42%
1988 103 46.6% 35.0% +33%
1987 72 50.0% 34.4% +46%
1986 77 53.2% 34.0% +57%
1985 63 31.7% 33.9% −6%
1984 53 37.7% 32.7% +15%
1983 60 60.0% 32.7% +84%
1973 52 28.8% 25.8% +12%
1971 193 26.9% 24.9% +8%
1970 65 23.1% 23.8% −3%
1969 62 43.5% 24.8% +75%
1968 73 35.6% 23.4% +52%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 264 20.8% 19.3% +8%
smart 157 26.1% 30.4% −14%
MINI 557 26.2% 29.3% −11%
Hyundai 2,544 30.0% 29.4% +2%
Honda 6,572 31.0% 31.1% −0%
Skoda 2,270 32.9% 28.3% +16%
Triumph 160 33.1% 29.9% +11%
BMW 4,040 33.2% 26.9% +24%
SEAT 2,160 34.8% 32.6% +7%
Lexus 312 34.9% 23.4% +49%
Subaru 793 35.8% 32.8% +9%
Jaguar 1,151 36.7% 31.3% +17%
Mazda 3,066 37.1% 32.2% +15%
Audi 3,447 37.6% 25.5% +47%
Toyota 5,636 37.6% 30.1% +25%
Suzuki 2,163 37.6% 32.4% +16%
Kia 1,214 39.5% 30.7% +29%
Chevrolet 695 39.6% 40.5% −2%
FIAT 3,267 41.3% 36.8% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 3,005 41.4% 30.4% +36%
Daihatsu 450 41.6% 36.1% +15%
Isuzu 317 42.6% 43.9% −3%
Volkswagen 12,763 42.7% 33.1% +29%
Vauxhall 12,824 43.6% 39.0% +12%
Volvo 2,222 43.8% 35.1% +25%
Ford 19,107 44.6% 35.2% +27%
Jeep 221 44.8% 36.0% +24%
Nissan 4,806 45.2% 33.3% +36%
Peugeot 9,247 45.3% 40.4% +12%
Land Rover 3,644 45.4% 31.0% +46%
MG 666 45.6% 41.7% +9%
Mitsubishi 2,165 45.7% 36.4% +26%
SAAB 579 46.1% 40.6% +14%
Citroen 6,091 46.1% 40.6% +14%
Alfa Romeo 313 49.5% 36.8% +35%
Rover 1,068 52.4% 47.0% +11%
Renault 5,063 54.7% 47.4% +15%
Chrysler 169 55.0% 41.8% +32%
Daewoo 347 58.2% 55.6% +5%
 

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