Toyota Avensis MOT Results

Registered in 2005
57.4% pass rate
from 9,854 tests in 2020
(9.9% 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 Toyota Avensis is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (12% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.071% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.071% fail on Switch
    • 0.030% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.020% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.010% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.010% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Suspension arm (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension rod (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.020% fail on Axles (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Axle
  • 12% fail on Brakes (8.8% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.071% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Lever
        • 0.020% fail on Cable (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
        • 0.010% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.85% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
    • 0.81% fail on Parking brake control (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Lever (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Reservoirs (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.061% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
    • 0.010% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.010% fail on Window
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.071% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.051% fail on Undertray
      • 0.020% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (53% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.020% fail on Prop shafts (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Undertray (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
      • 0.041% fail on Panel
    • 0.030% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.030% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Chassis condition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Doors (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
      • 0.010% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
    • 0.020% fail on Seats (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Safety device
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.010% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.010% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.010% fail on Cabs
      • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
      • 0.051% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.85% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering component
        • 0.010% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Other components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Steering play
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.051% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering column
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.010% 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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