Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2003
81.9% pass rate
from 310 tests in 2017
(63% 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.

  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.97% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.97% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.97% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamps (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Horn
    • 0.32% fail on Battery
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.32% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.32% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic systems (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Components (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Pipes (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Hoses
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.97% fail on Tyres (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Tread depth (82% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.32% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
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