Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2006
70.4% pass rate
from 4,491 tests in 2020
(36% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (7.8% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (9.1% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (32% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (9.3% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (7.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Brake linings (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.022% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic braking system (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4.1% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic systems (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.045% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Other components (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (8.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (4.7% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (7.6% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies) (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.45% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on All direction indicators (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Side repeaters (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.067% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (6.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (8.7% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on View to rear (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Mirrors (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.067% fail on Fluid leaks (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.045% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers (1.9% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Tank (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
    • 0.089% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Other passenger's door (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.067% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Belts
    • 0.045% fail on Body (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Other body component (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.022% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
Read the Honest John Review

  • Lexus IS (2005 - 2013)
    Very well built. Top quality interior. Lexus dealers are best in the business. Impressive refinement. All engines chain cam. IS250 probably the most reliable car you can buy.

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