Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2009
73.2% pass rate
from 7,919 tests in 2017
(18% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.063% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Fog lamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.063% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Rear wheels (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front wheels (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Components (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pipes (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.013% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.14% fail on ABS
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.088% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.051% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
        • 0.013% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Drive shafts (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front drive shafts (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Constant velocity joints (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.32% fail on Rear
      • 0.18% fail on Front
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.013% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.45% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
  • 0.51% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Cap
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.013% fail on System
    • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Hubs
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.025% fail on Steering control
      • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.025% fail on Universal joint
Read the Honest John Review

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