Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.9% pass rate
from 922 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.54% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.54% fail on Suspension (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% 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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