Lexus IS MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.5% pass rate
from 3,436 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus IS is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.087% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.029% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.029% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.029% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.087% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.058% fail on Position lamps (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Position lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.029% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake linings and pads (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.029% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.029% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.058% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.029% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.32% fail on Suspension (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.087% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.058% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting condition (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
  • 0.058% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Steering
    • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.029% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.029% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.029% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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