Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1997
74.6% pass rate
from 213 tests in 2017
(44% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (41% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.47% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.47% fail on Lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Horn
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.5% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.94% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.7% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.47% fail on Front
    • 0.47% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (77% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.94% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Components
        • 0.47% fail on Pipes
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.47% fail on Cable
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.47% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers

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