On average, 32.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Watford, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Tyres, while 2.8% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 51.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chrysler, Chevrolet and Rover. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Ferrari.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.9% 16.7% +1%
Suspension 9.4% 12.1% −22%
Tyres 7.0% 7.2% −3%
Brakes 6.9% 9.0% −24%
Driver's view of the road 5.9% 6.2% −5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.8% 3.6% −23%
Steering 1.5% 2.3% −34%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −19%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +3%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 69 14.5% 11.6% +25%
2015 363 16.5% 13.2% +25%
2014 10,339 15.8% 14.3% +11%
2013 8,587 17.7% 16.9% +5%
2012 7,514 21.5% 20.9% +3%
2011 6,702 24.8% 24.6% +1%
2010 6,669 29.4% 29.2% +1%
2009 6,260 31.6% 32.8% −4%
2008 6,475 35.0% 37.0% −5%
2007 6,795 38.0% 39.6% −4%
2006 6,056 40.1% 42.2% −5%
2005 5,777 44.0% 45.0% −2%
2004 5,197 46.3% 47.4% −2%
2003 4,422 46.1% 48.6% −5%
2002 3,548 47.2% 49.6% −5%
2001 2,587 48.5% 49.6% −2%
2000 1,751 47.8% 49.2% −3%
1999 1,189 47.9% 48.8% −2%
1998 705 44.7% 46.8% −5%
1997 493 45.6% 45.5% +0%
1996 317 43.8% 44.2% −1%
1995 255 42.0% 42.3% −1%
1994 169 45.6% 41.0% +11%
1993 131 41.2% 40.5% +2%
1992 104 40.4% 39.1% +3%
1991 119 37.8% 38.9% −3%
1990 104 26.9% 37.1% −28%
1989 87 35.6% 35.2% +1%
1988 59 39.0% 35.0% +11%
1971 95 26.3% 24.9% +6%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 146 2.1% 11.4% −82%
MINI 920 17.7% 29.3% −40%
Porsche 535 22.2% 19.3% +15%
Mazda 2,756 23.4% 32.2% −27%
Audi 5,555 23.9% 25.5% −6%
Skoda 1,961 24.5% 28.3% −13%
Dacia 122 26.2% 20.3% +29%
Jaguar 1,197 26.8% 31.3% −14%
BMW 5,814 27.4% 26.9% +2%
Suzuki 1,263 27.4% 32.4% −15%
SEAT 1,201 27.8% 32.6% −15%
Hyundai 2,754 28.6% 29.4% −3%
Lexus 569 28.6% 23.4% +22%
Honda 5,782 30.2% 31.1% −3%
Toyota 6,147 31.0% 30.1% +3%
Daihatsu 111 31.5% 36.1% −13%
FIAT 2,184 31.8% 36.8% −14%
Nissan 5,812 31.8% 33.3% −5%
Kia 2,177 32.8% 30.7% +7%
Volkswagen 9,586 32.8% 33.1% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 3,498 33.4% 30.4% +10%
Mitsubishi 577 33.4% 36.4% −8%
Subaru 168 33.9% 32.8% +4%
smart 209 34.0% 30.4% +12%
Volvo 1,840 34.5% 35.1% −2%
Land Rover 1,912 34.5% 31.0% +11%
MG 205 37.6% 41.7% −10%
Peugeot 4,147 38.7% 40.4% −4%
Jeep 183 38.8% 36.0% +8%
Ford 13,061 38.8% 35.2% +10%
Citroen 2,781 39.2% 40.6% −4%
Vauxhall 11,691 39.7% 39.0% +2%
SAAB 478 39.7% 40.6% −2%
Alfa Romeo 320 40.3% 36.8% +10%
Renault 3,489 44.0% 47.4% −7%
Chrysler 172 44.8% 41.8% +7%
Chevrolet 243 45.3% 40.5% +12%
Rover 212 50.0% 47.0% +6%
 

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