Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 1998
54.6% pass rate
from 3,877 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Front drive shafts (73% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Couplings
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas (26% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front
      • 0.26% fail on Rear (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Location
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints (86% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.026% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.93% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Battery (44% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Switch
      • 0.026% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.026% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.026% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (51% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (38% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses (84% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.10% fail on Valves (73% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.44% fail on Leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (37% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on ABS (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
        • 0.10% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.2% fail on Emissions (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.077% fail on Tank
      • 0.026% fail on System
  • 10% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Tread depth (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
    • 0.67% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Vehicle structure (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Chassis (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.077% fail on Body security
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.052% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.052% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.026% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (92% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering system (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.052% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.052% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 1998 cars)

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