Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 2003
72.1% pass rate
from 2,881 tests in 2020
(42% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Porsche Boxster is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (34% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.069% fail on Switch
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
      • 0.035% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake linings and pads (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Brake pads (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.069% fail on Cable
        • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Undertray
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.035% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Joints (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.035% fail on Catch
      • 0.035% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.035% fail on View to rear
      • 0.035% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.069% fail on Airbags
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.035% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.035% fail on Attachment

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