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Rolls-Royce Corniche MOT Results

81.9% pass rate
from 254 tests in 2020
(34% 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.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.79% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.39% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever
    • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.39% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.79% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.39% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.39% fail on Linkage
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.39% fail on Pipes
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Rams
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.39% fail on Drag link end
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.79% fail on Seats
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.39% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
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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