Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1997
76.1% pass rate
from 234 tests in 2020
(42% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.85% fail on Switch
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.85% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.43% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.43% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.43% fail on Springs
      • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.43% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.85% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.85% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.85% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.85% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.43% fail on Steering play
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.85% fail on Brakes (93% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
  • 0.43% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.43% fail on Tyres
    • 0.43% fail on Condition

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