Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.0% pass rate
from 8,957 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.022% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.045% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Load sensing valves (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.011% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (82% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Axles
      • 0.033% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.033% fail on Other suspension component (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.067% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Joints
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Body
      • 0.045% fail on Other body component
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
    • 0.067% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.056% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
    • 0.045% fail on Chassis
      • 0.033% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
  • 0.99% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.056% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.022% fail on Oxygen sensor (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid leaks (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.61% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.011% fail on Linkages
    • 0.078% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
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