Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2002
59.5% pass rate
from 11,615 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Headlamp (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (17% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.086% fail on Tell tales (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0086% fail on Lamp
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0086% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0086% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Brakes (7.6% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (13% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake imbalance (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.052% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.043% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Restricted movement (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on ABS (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability system (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Service brake control components (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pedal (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Condition
        • 0.0086% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.043% fail on Mechanical components (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Cable (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Lever
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Hoses
    • 0.0086% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0086% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.060% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0086% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage condition (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0086% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.043% fail on Rear (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Component mounting (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Spring mounting (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Location (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0086% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0086% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0086% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0086% fail on Axles
      • 0.0086% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 3.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Cap (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on System
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0086% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers other (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.077% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0086% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0086% fail on Load security
      • 0.0086% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0086% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Free play (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.043% fail on Pipes and hoses (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Steering control
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column
      • 0.017% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0086% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Towbars
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0086% fail on Vehicle structure
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