Toyota Corolla MOT Results

Registered in 2008
64.3% pass rate
from 4,725 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.021% fail on Arm
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Horn (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies) (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Hazard warning (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors (27% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (2.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (42% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (25% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.085% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake performance not tested (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (35% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Window
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet (65% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (9.4% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (3.6% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type (23% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Non catalyst emissions (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.23% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Undertray (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Sound deadening material (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other leaks (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Anti-roll bar (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.063% fail on Axles (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.021% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Tank (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.021% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
      • 0.021% fail on Belts
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Body (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other body component (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Spare wheel (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.021% fail on Carrier
    • 0.042% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Driver's door (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.78% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (3.6% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation (7.0% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pipes and hoses (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Steering play (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering rack (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering column
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle (8.0% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates (8.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (3.8% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2008 cars)

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