Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1994
67.4% pass rate
from 92 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 9.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Parking brake control (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Lever (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment

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