Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1992
67.0% pass rate
from 206 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.97% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.49% fail on Lever
        • 0.49% fail on Pivot
      • 0.49% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.49% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.97% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.49% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.49% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.49% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (130% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (11 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.49% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.49% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.49% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.97% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.97% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.97% fail on Horn
    • 0.49% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Position lamp
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.49% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.49% fail on View to rear
      • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 0.49% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.49% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.97% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.49% fail on Steering
    • 0.49% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment

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