Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2007
67.3% pass rate
from 7,749 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Springs
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Axles (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Axle
    • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.54% fail on Rigid brake pipes (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on Load sensing valves (60 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.013% fail on Other braking system component
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.090% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.077% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.065% fail on Doors (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.026% fail on Chassis
      • 0.026% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.026% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.026% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.013% fail on Cabs
      • 0.013% fail on Cab condition
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition (17% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.026% fail on Oxygen sensor (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.052% fail on Fluid leaks (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.039% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.026% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.065% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
    • 0.026% fail on Steering play
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.026% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.026% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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