Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1991
70.8% pass rate
from 380 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (40% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (83% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.79% fail on Lever
    • 0.79% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.26% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.26% fail on Brake pads
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Horn
      • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Position lamp
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (93% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis condition
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (90% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas

Search Good Garages