Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 2007
83.4% pass rate
from 1,768 tests in 2020
(62% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Porsche Boxster is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.057% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.057% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (90% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.057% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.057% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical brake components (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
      • 0.057% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.057% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.057% fail on Lever
    • 0.057% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.057% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.057% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Washers (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.057% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.90% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.057% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component
  • 0.68% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.057% fail on Power steering
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.057% fail on Anchorages
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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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