Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 1997
69.7% pass rate
from 551 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 1997 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Porsche Boxster is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.91% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.73% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Springs
      • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.54% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.54% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.54% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.73% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Transmission
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column
    • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.18% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Airbags
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition

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