Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 2005
80.2% pass rate
from 3,210 tests in 2017
(56% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Porsche Boxster is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage condition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.031% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.031% fail on Front
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Front lamps (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamps (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Horn
    • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Components (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses
      • 0.093% fail on Leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake imbalance (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.093% fail on ABS (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.031% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Washers (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (75% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.062% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.062% fail on Seat belts (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.031% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers other
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  • Porsche Boxster (2005 - 2012)
    Enjoyable and easy to drive, wonderful engine sound, great performance, surprisingly practical for a two-seat sports car, good automatic PDK gearbox.

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