On average, 36.1% of cars will fail their MoT test in York, 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 4.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 42.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, Rover and Proton. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are TVR, MINI and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.3% 16.7% −9%
Suspension 14.9% 12.1% +24%
Brakes 13.0% 9.0% +44%
Tyres 7.1% 7.2% −1%
Driver's view of the road 6.2% 6.2% −0%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.1% 3.6% +14%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +33%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +7%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −0%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 621 10.8% 13.2% −18%
2014 19,139 13.4% 14.3% −6%
2013 17,486 16.2% 16.9% −4%
2012 15,656 21.6% 20.9% +3%
2011 14,217 25.2% 24.6% +2%
2010 14,944 30.9% 29.2% +6%
2009 14,086 35.2% 32.8% +7%
2008 14,001 40.0% 37.0% +8%
2007 15,243 43.4% 39.6% +10%
2006 13,884 46.6% 42.2% +11%
2005 12,546 51.1% 45.0% +13%
2004 11,392 54.3% 47.4% +15%
2003 9,721 55.7% 48.6% +15%
2002 7,341 57.2% 49.6% +15%
2001 4,860 57.8% 49.6% +16%
2000 2,771 55.3% 49.2% +12%
1999 1,740 55.2% 48.8% +13%
1998 1,177 50.7% 46.8% +8%
1997 863 51.0% 45.5% +12%
1996 538 48.0% 44.2% +8%
1995 411 45.0% 42.3% +6%
1994 337 43.6% 41.0% +6%
1993 259 44.4% 40.5% +10%
1992 217 38.7% 39.1% −1%
1991 262 37.0% 38.9% −5%
1990 217 41.9% 37.1% +13%
1989 219 33.3% 35.2% −5%
1988 137 32.8% 35.0% −6%
1987 109 40.4% 34.4% +18%
1986 93 40.9% 34.0% +20%
1985 95 32.6% 33.9% −4%
1984 65 35.4% 32.7% +8%
1983 68 33.8% 32.7% +3%
1981 58 29.3% 32.6% −10%
1980 67 23.9% 29.2% −18%
1979 62 29.0% 28.7% +1%
1978 54 24.1% 29.0% −17%
1977 58 34.5% 28.8% +20%
1975 51 25.5% 27.5% −7%
1973 62 22.6% 25.8% −13%
1972 73 26.0% 24.3% +7%
1971 330 26.1% 24.9% +5%
1970 112 31.3% 23.8% +31%
1969 84 31.0% 24.8% +25%
1968 84 17.9% 23.4% −24%
1967 78 34.6% 23.4% +48%
1966 76 32.9% 22.4% +47%
1965 59 23.7% 21.6% +10%
1964 52 19.2% 20.7% −7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 106 12.3% 13.2% −7%
MINI 1,247 17.1% 29.3% −42%
TVR 142 19.0% 19.3% −1%
Porsche 811 19.4% 19.3% +0%
Lotus 108 23.1% 20.4% +14%
Dacia 334 25.4% 20.3% +26%
Audi 8,063 26.1% 25.5% +2%
BMW 7,176 26.4% 26.9% −2%
Hyundai 4,256 27.7% 29.4% −6%
smart 127 28.3% 30.4% −7%
Skoda 4,956 28.7% 28.3% +1%
Honda 6,695 31.6% 31.1% +2%
Mazda 3,987 31.8% 32.2% −1%
Kia 5,944 31.9% 30.7% +4%
Lexus 410 32.0% 23.4% +36%
SEAT 3,193 32.1% 32.6% −2%
Triumph 185 33.0% 29.9% +10%
Land Rover 7,917 33.2% 31.0% +7%
Volkswagen 18,296 33.2% 33.1% +0%
Toyota 9,873 33.5% 30.1% +11%
Volvo 6,278 34.6% 35.1% −1%
Suzuki 4,109 34.9% 32.4% +8%
Subaru 655 36.0% 32.8% +10%
Jaguar 2,262 36.9% 31.3% +18%
Mercedes-Benz 5,276 37.3% 30.4% +23%
Isuzu 717 37.5% 43.9% −14%
Jeep 348 38.5% 36.0% +7%
Nissan 8,500 38.9% 33.3% +17%
Ford 36,038 39.1% 35.2% +11%
MG 907 39.4% 41.7% −6%
FIAT 6,094 39.4% 36.8% +7%
Alfa Romeo 562 40.9% 36.8% +11%
Daihatsu 314 41.4% 36.1% +15%
Mitsubishi 3,165 42.0% 36.4% +15%
Vauxhall 28,107 42.3% 39.0% +8%
Chevrolet 562 44.5% 40.5% +10%
Citroen 10,821 44.6% 40.6% +10%
Peugeot 12,042 44.6% 40.4% +11%
SAAB 1,104 47.0% 40.6% +16%
Chrysler 248 49.6% 41.8% +19%
Renault 8,822 51.4% 47.4% +9%
Rover 844 53.2% 47.0% +13%
Proton 131 54.2% 45.0% +20%
 

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