Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.1% pass rate
from 2,968 tests in 2020
(6.5% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Springs (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs (76% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.71% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.067% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.067% fail on Cable
        • 0.034% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.034% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.3% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.37% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.37% fail on Joints
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.034% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
    • 0.44% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis condition (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
      • 0.067% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.067% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Bracket
    • 0.067% fail on Floor
    • 0.034% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.034% fail on Towbar
      • 0.034% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.034% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.034% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.44% fail on Steering (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.067% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering rack (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
  • 0.067% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.067% fail on Attachment

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