Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2004
79.9% pass rate
from 219 tests in 2020
(60% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Switch (21 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (28 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (2.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (7.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Brake performance (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.46% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.46% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.46% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (5.6% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition
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