Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2005
62.6% pass rate
from 20,239 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.5% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp levelling device (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies) (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.020% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0049% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0099% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0049% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0049% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0049% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.49% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0049% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0049% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Cable (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Lever
        • 0.0099% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0099% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Hand lever (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.83% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Servos
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.0099% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0099% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0049% fail on Other braking system component
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.030% fail on Indirect vision devices (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.089% fail on Condition of glass (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet (87% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Macpherson strut (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Sub-frames (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0099% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Axles (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Axle
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (52% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (35% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0049% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0049% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0049% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (40% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.069% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.059% fail on Undertray (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0049% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.015% fail on Prop shafts (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on System (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Panel (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.069% fail on Chassis (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Chassis condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's door (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Catch
      • 0.0099% fail on Front passenger's door (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0049% fail on Catch
      • 0.0099% fail on Other passenger's door (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Door condition (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.020% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0099% fail on Floor
    • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0049% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0049% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0049% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.58% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0049% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.099% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering play (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0049% fail on Pump
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0049% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0049% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0099% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0049% fail on Anchorages
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