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Lotus Europa MOT Results

85.4% pass rate
from 178 tests in 2017
(50% better than other pre-1990 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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Europa is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal
        • 1.1% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Operation
      • 0.56% fail on Components
        • 0.56% fail on Pipes
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.56% fail on Battery
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Horn
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.56% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.56% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.56% fail on Tyres
    • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
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