Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2008
70.7% pass rate
from 7,949 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.013% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.050% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.050% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.088% fail on Other body component
      • 0.025% fail on Panel
    • 0.038% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.013% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.025% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.025% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.013% fail on Chassis
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.44% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.52% fail on Rigid brake pipes (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Load sensing valves (95 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Lever (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.088% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.088% fail on Other suspension component (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Oxygen sensor (27 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Oxygen sensor (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.050% fail on Fluid leaks (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Hubs
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.063% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Steering play
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
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