Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2001
73.2% pass rate
from 231 tests in 2017
(46% 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 (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.87% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Components (86% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Hoses
    • 0.87% fail on ABS
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (93 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth (84% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.87% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.87% fail on Attachment
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Steering
    • 0.43% fail on Steering system
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.43% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.43% fail on Body condition
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