Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.6% pass rate
from 9,651 tests in 2020
(6.5% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device (26% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (18% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (62% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (74% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamp switch (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.052% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (3.0% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view (28% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Condition of glass (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Windscreen (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on View to rear (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Mirrors (53% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (42% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums (42% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (92% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested (3.0% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Lever (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Hand lever (12% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (26% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (54% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems (9.7% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Rigid brake pipes (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 0.84% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (30% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (5.4% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (55% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (21% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover (13% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.010% fail on Springs
      • 0.010% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.010% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.41% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Spark ignition (12% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Catalytic converter (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Hubs
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (7.3% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (7.3% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.052% fail on Steering play (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack (39% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers (93% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body (4.4% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other body component (20% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.021% fail on Seats (12% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat (41% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray (86% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Chassis
      • 0.010% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.010% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.010% fail on Transmission
      • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.010% fail on Joints
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates (38% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
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