Lexus GS MOT Results

Registered in 2009
77.3% pass rate
from 400 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus GS is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.75% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Springs
      • 0.25% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.25% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.25% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Steering
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end
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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