Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2008
74.4% pass rate
from 7,510 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.040% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.067% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.75% fail on Front (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Location
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Front suspension joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Component mounting
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.027% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.013% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear wheels (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Components (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Pipes (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Valves (116 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Hoses (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.040% fail on Parking brake (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Restricted movement (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
        • 0.013% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
  • 0.81% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Emissions (96% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Halfshafts (56 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.33% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.040% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.080% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body condition
    • 0.027% fail on Doors (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.013% fail on Access panel
      • 0.013% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% better than other 2008 cars)
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