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Toyota Corolla MOT Results

74.3% pass rate
from 506 tests in 2020
Number of tests by age
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 Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.99% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.99% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.59% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.59% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.40% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.40% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.20% fail on Valves
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.20% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.59% fail on Joints
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.59% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.59% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.59% fail on Chassis
      • 0.59% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Bracket
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.59% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Springs
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Non catalyst emissions (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.20% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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