Toyota Avensis MOT Results

Registered in 2008
61.8% pass rate
from 9,522 tests in 2020
(7.0% 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 Toyota Avensis is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.011% fail on Arm
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 12% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (39% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (38% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.084% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.95% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
    • 0.89% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.095% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Springs
      • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Suspension arm (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension rod (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.095% fail on Other suspension component (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.021% fail on Window (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet (86% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.074% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Sound deadening material (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Undertray
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.50% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.053% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.084% fail on Other body component
      • 0.032% fail on Panel
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Passenger compartment (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.011% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.095% fail on Steering play
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering
      • 0.053% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.042% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Airbags
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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