Lexus GS MOT Results

Registered in 2005
71.7% pass rate
from 1,292 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus GS is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Brake linings (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.077% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.077% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.077% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.077% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.077% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.077% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.077% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.077% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.077% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.077% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Washers (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.077% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Chassis
      • 0.077% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.077% fail on Transmission
      • 0.077% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.077% fail on Joints
    • 0.077% fail on Body
      • 0.077% fail on Other body component
    • 0.077% fail on Doors
      • 0.077% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
    • 0.077% fail on Seats
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • Lexus GS (2005 - 2012)
    Very refined and quiet. Effortless performance from all engines. Hybrid GS450h is superbly refined. Stuffed with technology and equipment. Excellent crash test rating.

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