Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2009
80.1% pass rate
from 2,755 tests in 2017
(39% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear lamps (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.25% fail on Battery
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Individual lamps (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Horn
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.58% fail on Rear wheels (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.036% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Components
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.073% fail on Pipes (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Leaks
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
        • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.036% fail on Lever
    • 0.036% fail on ABS
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Washers (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.073% fail on Rear
    • 0.036% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.54% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.036% fail on Power steering
      • 0.036% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.036% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.073% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Body condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Lexus IS 250C (2009 - 2013)
    Incredibly refined. Barely any top-down turbulence. Metal-folding roof retracts smoothly. Effortless performance.
  • 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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