Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2005
83.0% pass rate
from 288 tests in 2020
(63% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.69% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.35% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.69% fail on Cable
      • 0.35% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.35% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Washers
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
    • 0.35% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.35% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.69% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.35% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.35% fail on Steering play
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.69% fail on Tyres (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Tread depth
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