Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1991
65.9% pass rate
from 352 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (200% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Front wheels (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels (79% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.3% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
      • 2.3% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.57% fail on Cable
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components
      • 0.57% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (87% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Switch
      • 0.28% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.6% fail on Rear (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (75% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (75% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Free play
        • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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