Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 1997
57.3% pass rate
from 1,877 tests in 2017
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.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Front drive shafts (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.4% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (27% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.27% fail on Subframe mounting (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Location
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.27% fail on Rear (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints (92% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear lamps (66% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.053% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 0.053% fail on Horn
  • 10.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.053% fail on System
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (42% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes (33% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses (58% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Valves
        • 0.053% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (46% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on ABS (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal
        • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.053% fail on Cable
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Chassis (89% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (89% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.053% fail on Pump
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.053% fail on Towbars
    • 0.053% fail on Vehicle structure

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