Lexus RX MOT Results

Registered in 2003
65.1% pass rate
from 1,385 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus RX is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.072% fail on Cable
        • 0.072% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.072% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.072% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.072% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.072% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 10% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Suspension unit (38 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Bellows (47 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.072% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension rod
  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.072% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.072% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.072% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.072% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.072% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.65% fail on Washers (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.072% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.072% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.36% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.072% fail on Body condition
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
      • 0.072% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray
    • 0.072% fail on Chassis
      • 0.072% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.072% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.072% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.072% fail on Pump
      • 0.072% fail on Other components
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.072% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment
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