Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2003
60.5% pass rate
from 228 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Horn
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 5.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.44% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.88% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.88% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.44% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.44% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.44% fail on Steering
    • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.44% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
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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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