Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1990
68.8% pass rate
from 256 tests in 2017
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.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front wheels (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.1% fail on Components
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
    • 0.78% fail on Hub components
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.0% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Lamp
      • 0.39% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.78% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.39% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Fog lamp (80% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Battery
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Rear
      • 0.39% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.78% fail on Operation
      • 0.78% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
    • 0.78% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.78% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (75% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Condition

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