Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.9% pass rate
from 59 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cougar is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.7% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 3.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.1% fail on Transmission
      • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.1% fail on Joints
    • 3.4% fail on Chassis
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
  • 10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 10% fail on Seat belts (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 3.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers

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