Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2010
80.7% pass rate
from 2,579 tests in 2020
(47% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.039% fail on Cable
        • 0.039% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.078% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Servos
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.039% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.078% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.078% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.078% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.47% fail on Washers (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.85% fail on Suspension (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Springs
      • 0.039% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.039% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.039% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.039% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.039% fail on Other suspension component
  • 0.85% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.47% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Hose
      • 0.039% fail on Pipe
    • 0.078% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.078% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.039% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.039% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.039% fail on Doors
      • 0.039% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Seats
      • 0.039% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.039% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.039% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.039% fail on 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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