Lexus GS MOT Results

Registered in 1998
65.3% pass rate
from 274 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus GS is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Springs (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (9.6% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Brakes (6.2% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (11% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (16% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.36% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (6.1% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3.1% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3.0% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (0.92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Bonnet (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Chassis
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.36% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.36% fail on Transmission
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (83% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates

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