Toyota Avensis MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.8% pass rate
from 8,644 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Avensis is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.54% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies) (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Lever
        • 0.012% fail on Cable
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Hand lever (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Lever (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.093% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.012% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.012% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
  • 11% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (19% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring (19% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Suspension arm (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Suspension rod (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet (83% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (60% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Bumpers (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.012% fail on Joints
    • 0.36% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Body (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Other body component
      • 0.023% fail on Panel (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Integral vehicle structure (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other passenger's door (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's door (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Catch
    • 0.046% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering component
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.023% fail on Other components (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
    • 0.069% fail on Steering play
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.012% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Anchorages (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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  • 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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