Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2007
74.6% pass rate
from 5,900 tests in 2017
(36% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.051% fail on Rear lamps (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.78% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.085% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Components (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Hoses
        • 0.37% fail on Pipes (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.017% fail on Cable
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.068% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on Mirrors (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension arms (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.068% fail on Front suspension joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.017% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.051% fail on Cap
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.29% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body security
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis
    • 0.017% fail on Doors
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.017% fail on Loading door
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  • 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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