Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2000
57.5% pass rate
from 1,974 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Front lamps (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Individual lamps (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.051% fail on Lamp
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front
      • 0.10% fail on Rear (92% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.051% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.051% fail on General condition
    • 0.051% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension unit
  • 12% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (36% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Components (84% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Hoses (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.051% fail on Pump
      • 0.71% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on ABS (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.051% fail on Cable
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Warning
    • 0.051% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.051% fail on Cap
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (31% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (90% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Free play
        • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
      • 0.051% fail on Rams
    • 0.30% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.41% fail on Vehicle structure (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
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    Well equipped, reliable and rated highly by owners. Controlled rear-drive handling, rewarding manual gearshift and decent ride.

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