Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.5% pass rate
from 12,496 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0080% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front fog lamps (33 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamps (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamp switch (81 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.096% fail on Horn
      • 0.0080% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0080% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.072% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0080% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.024% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.024% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0080% fail on Lever
        • 0.0080% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.51% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0080% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.080% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal
      • 0.032% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.032% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0080% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0080% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0080% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bar (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension arms (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0080% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0080% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0080% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0080% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0080% fail on Other components
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates (47% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Seats
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0080% fail on Bracket
    • 0.024% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
    • 0.016% fail on Body
      • 0.0080% fail on Panel
      • 0.0080% fail on Other body component
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0080% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Requirements
  • 0.23% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0080% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0080% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.064% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.040% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.016% fail on Steering column (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.096% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Exhaust emissions (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Spark ignition (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.0080% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0080% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0080% fail on Undertray
  • 0.040% fail on Seat belt installation check (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Anchorages (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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