Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.7% pass rate
from 9,478 tests in 2017
(12% worse 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Horn
    • 0.074% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.011% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.011% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.063% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.032% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.063% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Hoses
        • 0.032% fail on Pipes
        • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.032% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.021% fail on ABS
    • 0.011% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal
        • 0.011% fail on Anti-slip
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.095% fail on Rear
      • 0.021% fail on Front
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Front suspension joints (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Front drive shafts (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Constant velocity joints (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 0.30% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.011% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.011% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.032% fail on Steering control
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.084% fail on Body condition
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.011% fail on Body security
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
  • 0.053% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.011% fail on Cap
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