Toyota Prius MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.7% pass rate
from 10,909 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Toyota Prius is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.083% fail on Dipswitch (56 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.018% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0092% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0092% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.89% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.16% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.064% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.092% fail on Lever
    • 0.037% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.028% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0092% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.018% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0092% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0092% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 0.36% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0092% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0092% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.018% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0092% fail on Springs
      • 0.0092% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0092% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0092% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.23% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.055% fail on Transmission
      • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.055% fail on Joints
    • 0.046% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0092% fail on Panel
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting condition (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
    • 0.018% fail on Seats
      • 0.0092% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0092% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0092% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0092% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Hubs
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (53% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.083% fail on Condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0092% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0092% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.0092% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.092% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0092% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0092% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0092% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0092% fail on Undertray
  • 0.064% fail on Steering
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0092% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0092% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0092% fail on Rams
Read the Honest John Review

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