Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 1999
49.4% pass rate
from 395 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cougar is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.51% fail on Springs
      • 0.51% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.51% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
  • 23% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (19 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.25% fail on Cable
        • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 3.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.5% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.76% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.25% fail on Other braking system component
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.25% fail on System
    • 0.76% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.25% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.76% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.0% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rams
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
    • 0.76% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment

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