Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.8% pass rate
from 12,535 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front fog lamps (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Front fog lamps (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0080% fail on Arm
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0080% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0080% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.032% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0080% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Rbt (91% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0080% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.088% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.064% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0080% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.024% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.024% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension arms (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.016% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0080% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0080% fail on Springs
      • 0.0080% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0080% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Compression ignition (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid leaks (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.36% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.096% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Bearing housing (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.016% fail on Joints
      • 0.0080% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component
    • 0.024% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0080% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Chassis
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0080% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Tank
      • 0.0080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0080% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0080% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0080% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0080% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0080% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0080% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0080% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0080% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0080% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.032% fail on Steering column (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering play
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0080% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0080% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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