Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2004
71.6% pass rate
from 264 tests in 2020
(41% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus SC is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Springs
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.76% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.3% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.76% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Hose
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission
      • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Joints
  • 0.76% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.38% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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