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Lotus Esprit MOT Results

80.0% pass rate
from 579 tests in 2020
(27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Esprit is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.52% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.69% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.52% fail on Springs
      • 0.52% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension rod
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Transmission
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Drive shaft (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
        • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.35% fail on Steering play
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.86% fail on Tyres
    • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment