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Rolls-Royce Corniche MOT Results

79.7% pass rate
from 296 tests in 2017
(31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Rolls-Royce Corniche is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.4% fail on Components
        • 0.68% fail on Pipes
        • 0.68% fail on Hoses
        • 0.68% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.34% fail on Valves
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.68% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Hub components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Rear
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.68% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
    • 0.34% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.34% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.34% fail on Free play
        • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.68% fail on Other components
      • 0.34% fail on Rams
    • 0.34% fail on Steering control
      • 0.34% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.68% fail on Body condition
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Installation check
        • 0.34% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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  • Rolls-Royce Corniche 1971
    Looks great and is totally timeless - in the right colour, genuinely sybaritic open-topped motoring for four, looks great in London or the South of France