Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1992
67.5% pass rate
from 154 tests in 2020
(4.3% better than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 16% fail on Exhaust emissions (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 16% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.0% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (30% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (8.6% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (59% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.65% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.9% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.65% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.65% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.65% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.65% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (10% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (15% worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (75% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (47% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (39% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (37% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seats
      • 0.65% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (72% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.65% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (22 times worse than other 1992 cars)

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