On average, 31.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Wakefield, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 3.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Renault and Rover. 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 14.3% 16.7% −15%
Suspension 12.6% 12.1% +4%
Brakes 9.4% 9.0% +4%
Tyres 7.0% 7.2% −3%
Driver's view of the road 5.1% 6.2% −18%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.3% 3.6% −8%
Steering 2.5% 2.3% +9%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −19%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% +2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 721 9.8% 13.2% −25%
2014 18,164 11.1% 14.3% −22%
2013 16,162 13.9% 16.9% −18%
2012 14,036 18.1% 20.9% −14%
2011 12,995 22.5% 24.6% −8%
2010 13,450 27.0% 29.2% −7%
2009 12,917 31.3% 32.8% −4%
2008 13,607 35.3% 37.0% −5%
2007 15,198 38.6% 39.6% −2%
2006 13,821 41.1% 42.2% −2%
2005 12,245 43.9% 45.0% −3%
2004 10,872 46.1% 47.4% −3%
2003 8,980 47.8% 48.6% −2%
2002 6,678 47.5% 49.6% −4%
2001 4,202 46.2% 49.6% −7%
2000 2,364 46.9% 49.2% −5%
1999 1,458 44.9% 48.8% −8%
1998 883 42.6% 46.8% −9%
1997 622 40.2% 45.5% −12%
1996 387 41.6% 44.2% −6%
1995 332 38.6% 42.3% −9%
1994 248 36.7% 41.0% −10%
1993 216 33.8% 40.5% −17%
1992 182 30.2% 39.1% −23%
1991 177 36.2% 38.9% −7%
1990 144 38.9% 37.1% +5%
1989 139 29.5% 35.2% −16%
1988 108 24.1% 35.0% −31%
1987 63 20.6% 34.4% −40%
1986 80 23.8% 34.0% −30%
1985 61 27.9% 33.9% −18%
1984 52 7.7% 32.7% −76%
1971 130 19.2% 24.9% −23%
1970 50 18.0% 23.8% −24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 259 12.0% 20.3% −41%
Porsche 479 15.2% 19.3% −21%
MINI 810 15.8% 29.3% −46%
Audi 9,068 21.5% 25.5% −16%
Lexus 447 22.1% 23.4% −5%
BMW 6,714 23.1% 26.9% −14%
Hyundai 3,534 24.3% 29.4% −18%
Subaru 339 25.1% 32.8% −23%
Land Rover 4,403 25.4% 31.0% −18%
Kia 4,368 26.4% 30.7% −14%
Toyota 9,951 26.4% 30.1% −12%
Skoda 3,771 26.5% 28.3% −6%
Jaguar 2,067 26.9% 31.3% −14%
Volvo 2,995 27.9% 35.1% −20%
Nissan 7,667 28.5% 33.3% −15%
Honda 5,164 29.1% 31.1% −7%
SEAT 3,508 29.3% 32.6% −10%
Volkswagen 17,120 29.5% 33.1% −11%
Suzuki 3,165 29.9% 32.4% −8%
Isuzu 168 30.4% 43.9% −31%
Mazda 3,257 30.5% 32.2% −5%
Mitsubishi 1,861 31.0% 36.4% −15%
MG 546 31.9% 41.7% −24%
Jeep 219 32.4% 36.0% −10%
Ford 36,245 33.6% 35.2% −4%
FIAT 6,377 33.8% 36.8% −8%
Daihatsu 210 33.8% 36.1% −6%
Mercedes-Benz 4,784 34.6% 30.4% +14%
Peugeot 12,979 35.2% 40.4% −13%
Alfa Romeo 539 35.3% 36.8% −4%
Citroen 9,180 37.7% 40.6% −7%
Chrysler 278 38.5% 41.8% −8%
SAAB 762 38.7% 40.6% −5%
Vauxhall 29,047 38.8% 39.0% −0%
Dodge 103 38.8% 42.4% −8%
Chevrolet 643 43.2% 40.5% +7%
Renault 9,716 44.2% 47.4% −7%
Rover 590 47.8% 47.0% +2%
 

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