Lexus SC MOT Results

Registered in 2005
76.5% pass rate
from 251 tests in 2020
(50% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Lexus SC is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.80% fail on All position lamps (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamp aim (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp aim (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.40% fail on Stop lamp
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.80% fail on Springs (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Coil spring (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Tread depth (83% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.80% fail on Brake performance (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Transmission
      • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
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