Lexus GS MOT Results

Registered in 1997
63.4% pass rate
from 164 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus GS is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.61% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.61% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.61% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.61% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.61% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe
    • 0.61% fail on Transmission
      • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.61% fail on Joints
    • 0.61% fail on Body
      • 0.61% fail on Other body component
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.61% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.61% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.61% fail on Washers
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering
      • 0.61% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.61% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas

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