Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2005
63.5% pass rate
from 3,179 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
      • 0.063% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.031% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.9% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.094% fail on Axles
      • 0.063% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.094% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.031% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.031% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.031% fail on Cable
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.98% fail on Rigid brake pipes (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.094% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.031% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.031% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.031% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.063% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.063% fail on Door condition
      • 0.031% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.094% fail on Integral vehicle structure (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Chassis
      • 0.094% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.063% fail on Passenger compartment (30 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
      • 0.031% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.031% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.031% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.063% fail on Oxygen sensor (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.031% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.063% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.063% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.031% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.094% fail on Steering play
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.063% fail on Steering gear (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.75% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Airbags
      • 0.063% fail on Drivers airbag
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