Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2004
62.2% pass rate
from 1,258 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Position lamp (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.079% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.079% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.079% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (87% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.95% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.79% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.079% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.079% fail on Leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
      • 0.079% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Joints
    • 0.40% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.079% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.079% fail on Chassis
      • 0.079% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.079% fail on Load security
      • 0.079% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.079% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.079% fail on Doors
      • 0.079% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition
    • 0.079% fail on Floor
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.079% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.079% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.079% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.079% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 0.87% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.079% fail on Requirements
    • 0.079% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.72% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.079% fail on Steering column
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
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