Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 1997
58.7% pass rate
from 1,413 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Springs
      • 0.78% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.78% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.64% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.42% fail on Joints
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Chassis
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.071% fail on Hose
      • 0.071% fail on Pipe
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.071% fail on Body condition
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.071% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Cabs
      • 0.071% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.071% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.50% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.64% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.071% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.071% fail on Leaks
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.0% fail on Spark ignition (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (31% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.35% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Oxygen sensor (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.071% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.071% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.99% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Steering (84% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.071% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.071% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
    • 0.071% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
    • 0.071% fail on Steering play
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Condition

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