Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.9% pass rate
from 795 tests in 2017
(33% 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.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Components
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.25% fail on Engine mountings (75 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions
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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