Porsche Boxster MOT Results

Registered in 2008
84.5% pass rate
from 1,165 tests in 2020
(62% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Porsche Boxster is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.77% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.086% fail on Horn
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.086% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.94% fail on Mechanical brake components (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake linings and pads (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake pads (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.086% fail on Cable
    • 0.86% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.086% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.086% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.086% fail on Lever
    • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.086% fail on Valves
    • 0.086% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.69% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.086% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.086% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.86% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.52% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Undertray
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.086% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.086% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.086% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment
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