Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1990
68.4% pass rate
from 294 tests in 2020
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 7.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Valves
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.7% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.7% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Suspension arm (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Bracket
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering
      • 1.0% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pump
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition

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