Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.1% pass rate
from 1,554 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.064% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.064% fail on Servos
    • 0.064% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.064% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.064% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.45% fail on Suspension (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.064% fail on Springs
      • 0.064% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.064% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.064% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.45% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust emissions (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.064% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on Pipe
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.064% fail on Body condition
    • 0.064% fail on Seats
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.064% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.064% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
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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