Lexus RX MOT Results

Registered in 2005
70.6% pass rate
from 2,881 tests in 2020
(37% 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 (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance (7.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7.9% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (39% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (9.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested (2.7% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Electronic stability control (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Lever (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever (0.77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Sub-frames (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension unit (26 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.035% fail on Bellows
      • 0.035% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (9.8% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes (20% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp levelling device (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies) (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.069% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Position lamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Washers (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view (56% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.035% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Engine oil leaks (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.069% fail on Noise suppression (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Undertray (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure (1.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (9.0% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Chassis (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Chassis condition (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pipe (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.069% fail on Bumpers (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Seats (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.87% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Locking devices (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
        • 0.035% fail on Steering component
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering box
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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