Lexus LS MOT Results

Registered in 1998
70.3% pass rate
from 400 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus LS is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.75% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.75% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.25% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.25% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition

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