Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2008
77.3% pass rate
from 3,762 tests in 2017
(38% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.053% fail on Rear lamps (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.053% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.080% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.29% fail on Battery
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp (98% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.080% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Fog lamp
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.98% fail on Rear wheels (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.82% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Components (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses
        • 0.21% fail on Pipes (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.32% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Leaks
    • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability system (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on ABS (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Locking devices (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Components
        • 0.027% fail on Hoses
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.66% fail on Washers (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.027% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.77% fail on Suspension (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Front (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Suspension arms (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.053% fail on Front suspension joints (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.69% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.080% fail on Hose (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
      • 0.027% fail on Tank
      • 0.027% fail on System
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.69% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.66% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.080% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers
    • 0.027% fail on Body security
    • 0.027% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
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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