Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2001
75.1% pass rate
from 233 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.86% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.43% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.9% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (1.7% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Spark ignition (1.8% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (3.1% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Transmission oil leaks (24 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (13% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (5.6% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.86% fail on Springs (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Coil spring (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp levelling device (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (0.67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.43% fail on Other body component
  • 0.43% fail on Steering
    • 0.43% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
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