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Lotus Esprit MOT Results

75.7% pass rate
from 507 tests in 2017
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamp aim (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.99% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.99% fail on Horn
    • 0.59% fail on Battery
    • 0.59% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
      • 0.20% fail on Lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Tell tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 0.99% fail on Pipes
        • 0.59% fail on Hoses
      • 0.79% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 0.99% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal
        • 0.59% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Hub components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.39% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.39% fail on Cable
    • 0.39% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Warning
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.59% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe
      • 0.39% fail on System
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.59% fail on Rear
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.20% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Steering column
      • 0.59% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.79% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition
  • 0.59% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Tyres
    • 0.20% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.20% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate