On average, 35.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Walsall, 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 3.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Triumph.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.7% 16.7% +6%
Suspension 12.4% 12.1% +2%
Brakes 8.7% 9.0% −4%
Tyres 7.2% 7.2% +1%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −2%
Steering 2.4% 2.3% +5%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −2%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +5%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 54 14.8% 11.6% +28%
2015 643 12.3% 13.2% −7%
2014 12,930 15.0% 14.3% +5%
2013 12,467 17.4% 16.9% +3%
2012 11,702 21.8% 20.9% +4%
2011 11,014 25.8% 24.6% +5%
2010 11,086 30.6% 29.2% +5%
2009 10,551 34.5% 32.8% +5%
2008 11,037 38.3% 37.0% +4%
2007 12,556 41.7% 39.6% +5%
2006 11,328 43.0% 42.2% +2%
2005 10,302 45.5% 45.0% +1%
2004 9,692 48.2% 47.4% +2%
2003 7,757 49.5% 48.6% +2%
2002 6,259 50.7% 49.6% +2%
2001 4,228 50.0% 49.6% +1%
2000 2,613 49.8% 49.2% +1%
1999 1,570 48.8% 48.8% +0%
1998 1,003 48.0% 46.8% +2%
1997 680 44.6% 45.5% −2%
1996 436 44.3% 44.2% +0%
1995 321 45.5% 42.3% +8%
1994 264 38.3% 41.0% −7%
1993 192 34.9% 40.5% −14%
1992 171 39.8% 39.1% +2%
1991 172 35.5% 38.9% −9%
1990 177 37.3% 37.1% +0%
1989 138 31.2% 35.2% −11%
1988 74 29.7% 35.0% −15%
1987 58 25.9% 34.4% −25%
1986 50 22.0% 34.0% −35%
1985 53 32.1% 33.9% −6%
1983 54 31.5% 32.7% −4%
1971 182 19.2% 24.9% −23%
1970 58 22.4% 23.8% −6%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Triumph 106 19.8% 29.9% −34%
MINI 565 20.2% 29.3% −31%
Porsche 500 21.0% 19.3% +9%
Audi 6,266 26.6% 25.5% +4%
Skoda 3,488 26.8% 28.3% −5%
Dacia 223 27.4% 20.3% +35%
Lexus 467 27.6% 23.4% +18%
BMW 5,436 28.3% 26.9% +5%
Suzuki 1,421 29.0% 32.4% −11%
Kia 3,416 30.1% 30.7% −2%
Jaguar 1,800 31.2% 31.3% −0%
Land Rover 3,353 31.3% 31.0% +1%
Hyundai 2,851 31.3% 29.4% +6%
Daihatsu 202 32.2% 36.1% −11%
Toyota 5,473 32.2% 30.1% +7%
Nissan 6,813 32.4% 33.3% −3%
Honda 5,840 32.9% 31.1% +6%
Mercedes-Benz 4,460 33.1% 30.4% +9%
Isuzu 105 33.3% 43.9% −24%
Volvo 2,002 33.4% 35.1% −5%
Mazda 2,128 33.6% 32.2% +4%
Volkswagen 12,945 33.7% 33.1% +2%
SEAT 2,036 33.9% 32.6% +4%
Mitsubishi 1,476 34.3% 36.4% −6%
Alfa Romeo 511 34.6% 36.8% −6%
Chrysler 320 35.0% 41.8% −16%
Jeep 243 35.4% 36.0% −2%
Ford 30,027 36.9% 35.2% +5%
Subaru 310 37.4% 32.8% +14%
Peugeot 13,131 37.6% 40.4% −7%
FIAT 5,666 38.0% 36.8% +3%
Vauxhall 25,215 38.3% 39.0% −2%
Chevrolet 1,080 40.5% 40.5% −0%
Citroen 8,234 41.9% 40.6% +3%
MG 778 42.4% 41.7% +2%
SAAB 619 43.5% 40.6% +7%
Renault 9,254 47.8% 47.4% +1%
Rover 1,064 48.6% 47.0% +3%
Daewoo 117 54.7% 55.6% −2%
 

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