Lexus RX MOT Results

Registered in 2005
73.2% pass rate
from 2,985 tests in 2017
(40% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus RX is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake operation (30 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.067% fail on Gradient hand brake (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Hub components (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Components (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on ABS (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Battery
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Stop lamp (99% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.64% fail on Washers (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage condition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Air suspension (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Operation (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Emissions (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.067% fail on Pump
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering system (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
        • 0.034% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.067% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.034% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.034% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.30% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.034% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.034% fail on Spare wheel
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