Lexus LS MOT Results

Registered in 1997
68.4% pass rate
from 206 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus LS is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (8.4% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Wheel bearings (31% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.97% fail on Electrical equipment (27% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (15% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (18% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (13% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (8.2% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system (0.68% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Chassis
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.49% fail on Body
      • 0.49% fail on Panel
    • 0.49% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.49% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (24% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (24% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested (16% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (50% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on View to rear
      • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Steering (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.49% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.49% fail on Pump
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition

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