Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2002
61.8% pass rate
from 2,536 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.99% fail on Other suspension component (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.079% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.039% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.039% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.039% fail on Linkage
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.079% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.039% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.079% fail on Oxygen sensor (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.039% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.039% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.039% fail on Undertray
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.63% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Strengthening plate (116 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Strengthening plate (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Chassis
      • 0.47% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
      • 0.039% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.039% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Tank
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.039% fail on Transmission
      • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.039% fail on Floor
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.039% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.55% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.039% fail on Pump
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.99% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
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