Lexus GS MOT Results

Registered in 2006
71.5% pass rate
from 1,168 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus GS is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.086% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.086% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.086% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.086% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.086% fail on Horn
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.086% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.086% fail on Rod
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.086% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.086% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.086% fail on Other components
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.26% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
      • 0.086% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% 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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