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Lotus Europa MOT Results

82.4% pass rate
from 74 tests in 2020
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.

  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (21 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.4% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.4% fail on Horn
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.4% fail on Steering wheel
    • 1.4% fail on Steering column
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Drive shaft (71 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
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