Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2001
59.4% pass rate
from 2,896 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.7% fail on Front lamps (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear lamps (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.069% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.069% fail on Tell tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage condition (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid suspension (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.069% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.069% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.069% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.035% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.035% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Components (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Hoses (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pipes (91% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.59% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on ABS (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Electronic stability system (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.069% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Warning
  • 11% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.069% fail on Mirrors (85% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.035% fail on Installation check
        • 0.035% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.069% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (95% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.38% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.069% fail on Body security
    • 0.069% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Free play
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Pump
      • 0.069% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Drive system
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.035% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
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