Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2003
61.8% pass rate
from 3,098 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.1% fail on Front lamps (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.032% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.032% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Battery
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Subframe mounting (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front
      • 0.032% fail on Rear
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.36% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.19% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Components (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Pipes (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on ABS (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.032% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.032% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Warning
    • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Cap
      • 0.065% fail on Tank
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.87% fail on Body condition
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers other (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.032% fail on Body security
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Access panel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Drive system (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.065% fail on Pump
    • 0.065% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.90% fail on Road Wheels (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
  • 0.90% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate
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