Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2011
72.5% pass rate
from 11,506 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
      • 0.035% fail on Front fog lamps (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Front fog lamps (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.59% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters (34% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Horn (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Reversing lamps (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Reversing lamps (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0087% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0087% fail on Switch
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.078% fail on View to rear
      • 0.078% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0087% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0087% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.096% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0087% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.061% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0087% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.017% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0087% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.043% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0087% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0087% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0087% fail on Other suspension component
  • 0.65% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.087% fail on Body
      • 0.070% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0087% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0087% fail on Panel
    • 0.087% fail on Undertray
    • 0.078% fail on Seats
      • 0.070% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.070% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
    • 0.052% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
      • 0.017% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Pipe
    • 0.017% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0087% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0087% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0087% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0087% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.0087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid leaks (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine oil leaks (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0087% fail on Undertray
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0087% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0087% fail on Other components
        • 0.0087% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.043% fail on Steering column (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Operation
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0087% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.078% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.0087% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0087% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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