Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2004
85.0% pass rate
from 274 tests in 2020
(68% 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.

  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Switch (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Springs (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Coil spring (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Washers
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Tread depth (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.36% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.36% fail on Speedometer
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