Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2007
64.0% pass rate
from 7,006 tests in 2020
(17% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (1.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp levelling device (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Horn (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies) (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Switch (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Lever (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Cable
        • 0.014% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (58% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (61% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.100% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (12% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal (6.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control (7.5% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass (2.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (6.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet (63% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (34% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.88% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Suspension arm (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (1.6% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Pins and bushes (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.071% fail on Axles (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (0.76% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions (16% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.100% fail on Fluid leaks (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Engine oil leaks (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other leaks (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.086% fail on Noise suppression (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Sound deadening material (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Undertray (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Tank (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
    • 0.41% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.029% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Bumpers (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seats (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's seat (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger's seat (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Body (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Panel
    • 0.029% fail on Doors (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Other towbar components
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements (5.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pipes and hoses (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other components (1.3% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels (10.0% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
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