Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.0% pass rate
from 14,578 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0069% fail on Switch
      • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Front fog lamps (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0069% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 0.0069% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.089% fail on View to rear
      • 0.089% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (20% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0069% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0069% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0069% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0069% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
      • 0.041% fail on Hand lever (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0069% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.027% fail on Flexible brake hoses (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0069% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (25% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.041% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0069% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 0.99% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Joints (93% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.089% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.062% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.0069% fail on Hose
      • 0.0069% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0069% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0069% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0069% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.014% fail on Doors (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0069% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0069% fail on Catch
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0069% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0069% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0069% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.87% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions (97% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Engine oil leaks (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0069% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0069% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0069% fail on Other components
        • 0.0069% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0069% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.089% fail on Steering play (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0069% fail on Steering box
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0069% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0069% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0069% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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