Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2007
72.5% pass rate
from 6,780 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.088% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Individual lamps (98% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.074% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Lamp
    • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.074% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Couplings
      • 0.015% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.58% fail on Front (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Trailing arms (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension joints (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.015% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.059% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.015% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Components (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Pipes (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Valves (81 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Hoses (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.015% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal
        • 0.015% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Cap
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Installation check
        • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.029% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (95% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.029% fail on Doors (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers other (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.015% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering system (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Free play
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
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