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Lotus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Compare Lotus models

The following chart shows the Lotus models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years Lotus has sold far more Elise model cars than Exize.

Table 1. Compare Lotus models

Lotus Model Number of Problems
  Elise
82
  Exige
10
  Esprit
7
  Exize
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Lotus built from year 1998 to 2009.

Owners of Lotus cars have reported a total of 101 problems for all Lotus models built from year 1998 to 2009. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Lotus models is 15.8. Lotus's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (54 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1998 Lotus
1
  2005 Lotus
54
  2006 Lotus
21
  2007 Lotus
17
  2008 Lotus
1
  2009 Lotus
1

Common problems of Lotus Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Lotus cars. The number one most common problem of Lotus is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 58 problems reported. The second most common Lotus car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (8 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Lotus vehicles



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