Lotus Esprit MOT Results

Registered in 1998
84.7% pass rate
from 72 tests in 2020
(63% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Esprit is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.4% fail on Switch
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 1.4% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat

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