Ford Cortina MOT Results

Registered in 1981
77.1% pass rate
from 118 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cortina is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension rods (18 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (25 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Suspension rod
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.85% fail on Axles
      • 0.85% fail on Axle
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.85% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.85% fail on Horn
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.85% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 2.5% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.85% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.85% fail on Steering play
      • 0.85% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.85% fail on Wipers
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission
      • 0.85% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.85% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.85% fail on Body
      • 0.85% fail on Panel
  • 1.7% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.85% fail on Attachment
  • 0.85% fail on Tyres
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth

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