Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1999
76.1% pass rate
from 590 tests in 2020
(44% better than other 1999 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (1.4% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (9.6% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Horn (2.0% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.0% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Spark ignition (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (15% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (8.6% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension rods (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance (48% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Mechanical brake components (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Cable (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.17% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Servos
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (11% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (25% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering column
    • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.17% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Doors (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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