Ford Cortina MOT Results

Registered in 1981
71.2% pass rate
from 104 tests in 2017
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Battery
    • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.96% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Components
        • 0.96% fail on Pipes
        • 0.96% fail on Hoses
      • 0.96% fail on Leaks
    • 0.96% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.96% fail on Components
        • 0.96% fail on Servos
    • 0.96% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.96% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.96% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.96% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.96% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Front
    • 0.96% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.96% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 0.96% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.96% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.96% fail on Other components
        • 0.96% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.96% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions

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