On average, 33.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Wigan, 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 3.5% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 49.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Rover and SAAB. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are MINI, Dacia and Porsche.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.6% 16.7% −7%
Suspension 12.5% 12.1% +3%
Brakes 8.8% 9.0% −3%
Tyres 8.0% 7.2% +11%
Driver's view of the road 6.0% 6.2% −3%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.5% 3.6% −4%
Steering 2.1% 2.3% −8%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.9% 1.6% +16%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 320 10.6% 13.2% −20%
2014 9,249 13.0% 14.3% −9%
2013 8,367 16.1% 16.9% −5%
2012 7,276 21.4% 20.9% +2%
2011 7,011 25.0% 24.6% +1%
2010 7,110 30.1% 29.2% +3%
2009 6,950 33.7% 32.8% +3%
2008 6,881 39.1% 37.0% +6%
2007 7,486 40.9% 39.6% +3%
2006 6,521 41.9% 42.2% −1%
2005 6,022 46.3% 45.0% +3%
2004 5,207 49.6% 47.4% +5%
2003 4,386 50.2% 48.6% +3%
2002 3,447 50.1% 49.6% +1%
2001 2,194 50.7% 49.6% +2%
2000 1,224 47.3% 49.2% −4%
1999 844 48.7% 48.8% −0%
1998 558 48.9% 46.8% +4%
1997 356 43.8% 45.5% −4%
1996 213 47.4% 44.2% +7%
1995 164 37.2% 42.3% −12%
1994 129 32.6% 41.0% −21%
1993 90 27.8% 40.5% −31%
1992 91 31.9% 39.1% −18%
1991 82 37.8% 38.9% −3%
1990 78 29.5% 37.1% −21%
1989 61 31.1% 35.2% −11%
1971 54 18.5% 24.9% −26%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 199 11.6% 19.3% −40%
Dacia 237 14.3% 20.3% −29%
MINI 286 17.5% 29.3% −40%
Lexus 310 21.9% 23.4% −6%
Jeep 159 22.0% 36.0% −39%
Suzuki 1,360 25.9% 32.4% −20%
Toyota 5,501 26.6% 30.1% −12%
Subaru 131 26.7% 32.8% −18%
Audi 3,371 27.0% 25.5% +6%
Honda 3,167 27.3% 31.1% −12%
BMW 3,332 27.8% 26.9% +4%
Skoda 927 28.8% 28.3% +2%
Nissan 7,335 29.3% 33.3% −12%
Land Rover 1,677 29.3% 31.0% −6%
Volkswagen 7,512 31.2% 33.1% −6%
Chrysler 250 31.2% 41.8% −25%
Kia 1,782 31.4% 30.7% +2%
Hyundai 1,458 31.7% 29.4% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 2,025 32.2% 30.4% +6%
SEAT 850 32.7% 32.6% +0%
Mazda 1,439 33.1% 32.2% +3%
Volvo 1,342 35.6% 35.1% +1%
FIAT 3,658 35.9% 36.8% −2%
Mitsubishi 924 36.3% 36.4% −0%
Jaguar 1,057 36.6% 31.3% +17%
Alfa Romeo 224 37.1% 36.8% +1%
Ford 17,198 37.2% 35.2% +6%
MG 277 37.9% 41.7% −9%
Peugeot 6,499 38.3% 40.4% −5%
Vauxhall 15,688 38.3% 39.0% −2%
Citroen 5,191 38.8% 40.6% −4%
Renault 6,081 44.5% 47.4% −6%
Chevrolet 448 45.1% 40.5% +11%
Rover 479 47.2% 47.0% +0%
SAAB 308 48.7% 40.6% +20%
 

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