On average, 42.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in Truro, 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 5.8% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 1999 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 37.7%. 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, Triumph and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 20.8% 16.7% +25%
Suspension 17.5% 12.1% +45%
Brakes 14.0% 9.0% +56%
Tyres 9.7% 7.2% +35%
Driver's view of the road 7.7% 6.2% +24%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 5.8% 3.6% +61%
Steering 4.2% 2.3% +83%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.9% 1.6% +81%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.7% 1.1% +53%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 279 15.1% 13.2% +14%
2014 8,406 16.0% 14.3% +12%
2013 7,441 17.3% 16.9% +2%
2012 6,539 21.0% 20.9% +0%
2011 6,450 24.2% 24.6% −2%
2010 7,325 30.8% 29.2% +5%
2009 7,488 35.3% 32.8% +8%
2008 8,037 40.2% 37.0% +9%
2007 9,035 42.9% 39.6% +8%
2006 8,999 48.0% 42.2% +14%
2005 9,232 52.7% 45.0% +17%
2004 9,087 56.5% 47.4% +19%
2003 8,124 58.0% 48.6% +19%
2002 7,120 59.6% 49.6% +20%
2001 5,052 60.8% 49.6% +22%
2000 3,390 61.9% 49.2% +26%
1999 2,193 62.3% 48.8% +28%
1998 1,481 58.5% 46.8% +25%
1997 964 57.7% 45.5% +27%
1996 678 56.9% 44.2% +29%
1995 506 53.0% 42.3% +25%
1994 391 55.2% 41.0% +35%
1993 297 45.8% 40.5% +13%
1992 261 52.9% 39.1% +35%
1991 244 48.8% 38.9% +26%
1990 227 48.5% 37.1% +30%
1989 180 47.8% 35.2% +36%
1988 114 48.2% 35.0% +38%
1987 79 55.7% 34.4% +62%
1986 81 45.7% 34.0% +34%
1985 69 43.5% 33.9% +28%
1973 50 26.0% 25.8% +1%
1971 211 24.6% 24.9% −1%
1970 53 32.1% 23.8% +35%
1969 73 32.9% 24.8% +32%
1968 64 25.0% 23.4% +7%
1967 62 33.9% 23.4% +45%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 273 23.8% 19.3% +23%
Triumph 122 24.6% 29.9% −18%
MINI 579 24.7% 29.3% −16%
Dacia 288 26.4% 20.3% +30%
smart 178 32.0% 30.4% +5%
Lexus 183 32.8% 23.4% +40%
Hyundai 2,236 33.0% 29.4% +12%
BMW 4,712 33.6% 26.9% +25%
Audi 5,449 33.8% 25.5% +32%
Kia 2,315 35.2% 30.7% +14%
Honda 4,093 35.4% 31.1% +14%
Skoda 3,253 37.0% 28.3% +31%
SEAT 2,570 37.0% 32.6% +14%
MG 636 37.4% 41.7% −10%
Alfa Romeo 366 38.0% 36.8% +3%
Toyota 4,978 38.1% 30.1% +27%
Volvo 2,902 39.6% 35.1% +13%
Mazda 2,219 40.1% 32.2% +24%
Mercedes-Benz 3,233 40.3% 30.4% +32%
Suzuki 1,978 40.4% 32.4% +25%
Land Rover 4,273 41.5% 31.0% +34%
Jaguar 992 41.8% 31.3% +34%
FIAT 4,335 42.2% 36.8% +15%
Subaru 355 42.5% 32.8% +30%
Nissan 5,502 42.9% 33.3% +29%
Isuzu 360 43.6% 43.9% −1%
Chevrolet 543 44.4% 40.5% +10%
Volkswagen 17,881 45.5% 33.1% +37%
Peugeot 14,729 46.5% 40.4% +15%
Ford 18,599 46.6% 35.2% +33%
Vauxhall 12,544 46.6% 39.0% +20%
Citroen 7,944 47.0% 40.6% +16%
Daihatsu 267 49.1% 36.1% +36%
SAAB 867 49.6% 40.6% +22%
Mitsubishi 1,659 50.0% 36.4% +37%
Jeep 270 50.0% 36.0% +39%
Rover 730 51.4% 47.0% +9%
Renault 8,817 52.8% 47.4% +11%
Chrysler 157 58.0% 41.8% +39%
Daewoo 168 67.3% 55.6% +21%
 

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