Toyota Avensis MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.8% pass rate
from 7,995 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Avensis is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.063% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.013% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.94% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.063% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.038% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Clevis joint
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic parking brake (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.063% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.038% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.038% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Joints (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.050% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.050% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.013% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.98% fail on Steering (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage components (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.088% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.088% fail on Steering play
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.025% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.013% fail on Power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.013% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.013% fail on Speedometer
Read the Honest John Review

  • Toyota Avensis (2009 - 2015)
    Hugely practical and robust, refined and quiet on the move, excellent diesel engines, especially the 2.0 D-4D, very reliable.
  • 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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