Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2001
72.4% pass rate
from 261 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus SC is unusually good or bad.

  • 10.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn
    • 0.77% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.38% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.38% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Electronic stability control (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.38% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.77% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.77% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Springs
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.77% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
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