Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2006
64.4% pass rate
from 4,448 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
      • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.022% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Springs
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.97% fail on Rigid brake pipes (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Load sensing valves (56 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.090% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.090% fail on Joints
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
      • 0.067% fail on Panel
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.090% fail on Door condition
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.090% fail on Seats
      • 0.067% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.067% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.067% fail on Chassis
      • 0.067% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.045% fail on Towbar
      • 0.045% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.022% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Oxygen sensor (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.045% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.045% fail on Fluid leaks (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Motorcycle derived steering systems
      • 0.022% fail on Head bearings
  • 0.067% fail on Seat belt installation check (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Belt(s)/padding (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
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