Toyota Avensis MOT Results

Registered in 2003
59.9% pass rate
from 8,488 tests in 2017
(17% 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 Toyota Avensis is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Front lamps (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps (40% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.67% fail on Battery
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.071% fail on Hazard warning (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes (24% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.071% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on ABS (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
        • 0.024% fail on Anti-slip (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.047% fail on Mechanical components (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever
      • 0.024% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Couplings
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Component mounting (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Spring mounting (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Tie bars/rods (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Cap (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on System
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Free play
        • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.059% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.012% fail on Steering component
    • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.035% fail on Steering control
      • 0.035% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.93% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Body security
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Seats (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
    • 0.024% fail on Doors (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs
Read the Honest John Review

  • Toyota Avensis (2003 - 2009)
    Solid car. Sophisticated multi-link suspension deliberately unstressed for long life. Quite quick T180 diesel from July 2006.

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