Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2003
58.1% pass rate
from 10,517 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (0.37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp levelling device (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters (7.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Electrical equipment (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Battery(ies) (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Position lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Switch (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors (71% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (1.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0095% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer (46% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (0.62% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (0.31% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (1.2% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (19% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Plate brake tester (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0095% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (8.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake drums (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Lever (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake control (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Lever (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Master cylinder (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other components (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0095% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0095% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0095% fail on Servos
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility (6.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear (1.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors (5.1% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Indirect vision devices (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Condition of glass (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Windscreen (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Window
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet (77% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0095% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0095% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover (98% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0095% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.029% fail on Axles (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0095% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition (8.2% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (0.72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested (11% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment (58% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0095% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0095% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.73% fail on Compression ignition (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (37% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (21% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Emissions not tested (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Noise suppression (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.057% fail on Prop shafts (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Belts
    • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tank (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipe (5.4% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hose (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on System (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Chassis (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis condition (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Panel
    • 0.095% fail on Undertray (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Doors (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other passenger's door (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0095% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0095% fail on Door condition
    • 0.038% fail on Seats (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.019% fail on Cabs (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0095% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0095% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0095% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0095% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0095% fail on Load security
      • 0.0095% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0095% fail on Floor
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type (11% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0095% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag (58% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0095% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.68% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Locking devices (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Operation
    • 0.086% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic power steering (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0095% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0095% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0095% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (11% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.0095% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0095% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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