Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2003
85.0% pass rate
from 340 tests in 2020
(68% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamps (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.29% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.59% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.59% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Springs
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.29% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Tread depth (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Body, chassis, structure (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
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