MOT Failure Hotspots

Ever thought luck was against you when you go for your MOT? It might not be your fault, you may be living in an MOT Failure Hotspot!

Click any of the locations to see the failure rate for the last four periods and a fact that might surprise you. Can you guess where it's highest?

Spacer image A B C D E F G WALES SOUTH EAST SOUTH WEST MIDLANDS NORTH EAST NORTH WEST EAST MOT FAILURE HOTSPOTS Ever thought luck was against you when you go for your MOT? It might not be your fault, you may be living in an MOT Failure Hotspot! Click any of the locations to see the failure rate for the last four periods and a fact that might surprise you. Can you guess where it's highest? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
FAIL Jul-Dec 2016
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FAIL Jul-Dec 2017
FAIL Jan-Jun 2018

Did you know?

Grey Vauxhall Corsas and Black Vauxhall Astras are both in the top 10 most popular cars in 2017. They failed 26.51% of MOTs in 2017.

*Statistics are based on national numbers
Wales Wales has the highest MOT failure rate of any region of the UK. Fun fact: whilst red cars are popular in the UK, they aren't especially successful as they failed 25.32% of tests nationwide. 29% 21% 15% 15%
South East MINIs are very popular in the South East. Nationwide data suggests that grey is the most popular colour for MINI buyers and that only 18.14% of grey MINIs fail their MOTs. 16.5% 16.5% 20.3% 16.9%
South West The most popular car colour in the UK is Black, with 20.3% of the market share. They pass their MOT 76.3% of the time, making them the third-most successful colour after bronze and grey. 12% 13% 16.6% 16.9%
Midlands For 78.5% of people living in the East and West Midlands, the car is their usual method to travel to work. This is the highest percentage of car commuters of any other UK region. 8.8% 10.4% 14% 13.6%
North East The North East has a relatively high pass rate for MOTs, unless it's a green car: these fail 31.94% of tests - the highest failure % of any car in the UK. 8% 7% 5% 9%
North West More cars pass their MOT in the north west of England than anywhere else in the UK, with black Nissan Qashqais being the most successful car in the region, passing a whopping 83.5% of MOTs. 3.6% 4.4% 5% 8.1%
East Grey Vauxhall Corsas and Black Vauxhall Astras were both in the top 10 most popular cars to buy in the UK in 2017. That year, they failed 26.51% of MOTs on average. 12.2% 13.1% 11.8% 15.4%