Lexus RX MOT Results

Registered in 2008
76.4% pass rate
from 2,848 tests in 2020
(44% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus RX is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Individual direction indicators (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.070% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.035% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.070% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.91% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on View to rear
      • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.070% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.035% fail on Springs
      • 0.035% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.035% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.035% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Levelling valve
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.070% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
    • 0.070% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.070% fail on Carrier (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.88% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.070% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.070% fail on Fluid leaks (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Seat belts (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.035% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.035% fail on Speed limiter plate
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