Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2003
60.9% pass rate
from 220 tests in 2017
(20% better than other 2003 cars)
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.45% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 0.45% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.45% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.91% fail on Size/type
    • 0.45% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components
      • 5.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.45% fail on ABS
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.91% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment
  • 0.91% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.45% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.45% fail on Body condition
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  • Toyota Prius (2003 - 2009)
    Much better than the original. An enjoyable, practical, safe, economical hybrid. Looks good, too. Prius Taxis have run to 400,000 miles plus with very little trouble.

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