Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2004
58.9% pass rate
from 15,371 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp levelling device (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on All direction indicators (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies) (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.0065% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0065% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Switch (89% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (6.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Cable (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Lever
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.59% fail on Flexible brake hoses (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.0065% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0065% fail on Valves
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Servos
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
      • 0.0065% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0065% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility (7.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.013% fail on Window
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet (84% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Springs (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Coil spring (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.072% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Sub-frame (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.072% fail on Other suspension component (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension rods (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0065% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.013% fail on Axles (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (18% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.039% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0065% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0065% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0065% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.95% fail on Compression ignition (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.085% fail on Emissions not tested (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0065% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0065% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0065% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0065% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.065% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.059% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0065% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0065% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.046% fail on Prop shafts (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Belts
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.085% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Hose
      • 0.0065% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.039% fail on Passenger's seat (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Other body component
      • 0.039% fail on Panel (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Chassis (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Doors (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Driver's door (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hinge
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0065% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0065% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0065% fail on Load security
      • 0.0065% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0065% fail on Floor
    • 0.0065% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0065% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.00% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.70% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0065% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.072% fail on Steering gear (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Operation
    • 0.052% fail on Steering play (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Power steering (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Operation (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipes and hoses (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pump
    • 0.039% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0065% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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