Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2007
64.8% pass rate
from 6,240 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.71% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
      • 0.24% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.032% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.016% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.016% fail on Cable
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.064% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.064% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.016% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.016% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.016% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.096% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.064% fail on Undertray
      • 0.032% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Joints
    • 0.38% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.016% fail on Panel
    • 0.096% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Spare wheel condition (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Carrier (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
        • 0.016% fail on Hinge
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.016% fail on Hinge
    • 0.080% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.032% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Cabs
      • 0.016% fail on Cab condition
  • 0.96% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.54% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.080% fail on Power steering
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Steering play
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
  • 0.016% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.016% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.016% fail on Speed limiter
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