Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2003
60.3% pass rate
from 13,954 tests in 2017
(18% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.4% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0072% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
      • 0.0072% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on All direction indicators (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Hazard warning (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Lamp
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0072% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 15% fail on Brakes (6.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Front wheels (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake imbalance (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hub components (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.064% fail on Brake back plates (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (46% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0072% fail on Pump
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Fitment
    • 0.58% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.0072% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.086% fail on Electronic stability system (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Mechanical components (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
      • 0.014% fail on Cable (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0072% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0072% fail on Components
        • 0.0072% fail on Hoses
    • 0.0072% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0072% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet (68% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Subframe mounting (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Tie bars/rods (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.021% fail on Trailing arms (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.0072% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0072% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0072% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0072% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on Cap (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Tank (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on System (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.69% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers front (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Vehicle structure (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Chassis (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Passengers
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Body security
    • 0.0072% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0072% fail on Load security
      • 0.0072% fail on Access panel
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering system (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Free play
        • 0.0072% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.093% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.036% fail on Operation (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.029% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering column
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2003 cars)
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