Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 1999
60.1% pass rate
from 1,179 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.1% fail on Front lamps (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.085% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps (59% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.76% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Component mounting (42% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Front
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.085% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.085% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.93% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.085% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.085% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Components (84% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Pipes (80% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.085% fail on Leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.68% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.51% fail on Electronic stability system (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.085% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.085% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.085% fail on Drive system
      • 0.085% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.51% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers
      • 0.085% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Passengers
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers
    • 0.085% fail on Body security
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
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  • Lexus IS (1999 - 2005)
    Well equipped, reliable and rated highly by owners. Controlled rear-drive handling, rewarding manual gearshift and decent ride.

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