Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2009
79.2% pass rate
from 3,124 tests in 2020
(44% 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.

  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.064% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.42% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.096% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.096% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.58% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.096% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.096% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.61% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on System
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
    • 0.096% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Body condition
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
    • 0.032% fail on Transmission
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.032% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.032% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.032% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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