Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2002
76.8% pass rate
from 371 tests in 2017
(53% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus SC is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (85 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Headlamp levelling device (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.27% fail on Stop lamp
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.54% fail on ABS
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.27% fail on Front
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.54% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Steering system
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
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