Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2003
70.5% pass rate
from 329 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus SC is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.91% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.91% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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