Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 2008
86.3% pass rate
from 182 tests in 2020
(64% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (66 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Switch (66 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.55% fail on Horn
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (1.9% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers
  • 2.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (5.5% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.55% fail on Other components
        • 0.55% fail on Steering component
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