Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 1999
45.1% pass rate
from 561 tests in 2017
(12% worse than other 1999 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 15% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 29% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 11% fail on Component mounting (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 0.18% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (54% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.71% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 28% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (76% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear wheels (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Hoses
        • 0.18% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
    • 3.7% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 0.18% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Warning
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 5.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.89% fail on Windscreen
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.53% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 6.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mountings
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.71% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Pump
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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