Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2001
60.5% pass rate
from 2,133 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Suspension arm (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.094% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.094% fail on Switch
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.047% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.047% fail on Rod
        • 0.047% fail on Lever
        • 0.047% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.84% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.75% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.094% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.047% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.47% fail on Chassis
      • 0.47% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
      • 0.094% fail on Other body component
      • 0.047% fail on Body condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.094% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Tank
      • 0.047% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.094% fail on Undertray
    • 0.047% fail on Transmission
      • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Joints
    • 0.047% fail on Doors
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.047% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.047% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.047% fail on Cabs
      • 0.047% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Airbags
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering linkage components (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.89% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.70% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
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