Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 2005
80.7% pass rate
from 3,631 tests in 2020
(58% 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.

  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake linings and pads (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake pads (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability control (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.028% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Compression ignition (97% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Engine oil leaks (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Washers (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.055% fail on Power steering (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.055% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (71% better than other 2005 cars)
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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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