Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.5% pass rate
from 3,902 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Corolla is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
      • 0.026% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.026% fail on Arm
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.87% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (86% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.90% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
    • 0.51% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.026% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.077% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.026% fail on Window
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tank (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.026% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Spare wheel condition (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Carrier (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
    • 0.077% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.051% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Body condition
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
    • 0.051% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.026% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.026% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Bracket
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Other suspension component (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.051% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Axles
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.90% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Airbags
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.051% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Steering play
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Hubs

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