Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1992
72.6% pass rate
from 186 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (74% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front wheels (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes
      • 1.1% fail on Operation
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake calipers (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
        • 0.54% fail on Anti-slip
  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (12 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.54% fail on Switch
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Rear
      • 0.54% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.54% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (79% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering system
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.54% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Passengers
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate

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