Lotus Elan MOT Results

Registered in 1995
71.0% pass rate
from 138 tests in 2017
(32% better than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elan is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.72% fail on Pedal
        • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.72% fail on Brake calipers
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
  • 6.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.72% fail on Rear
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.72% fail on Component mounting
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.72% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.72% fail on Chassis

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