Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2002
79.5% pass rate
from 468 tests in 2020
(57% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.64% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Position lamp (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.43% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.21% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Panel
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end
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