Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 1999
52.0% pass rate
from 298 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 1999 cars)
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.

  • 26% fail on Brakes (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (3.4% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (6.8% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance (0.66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.6% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (6.7% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (7.9% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
  • 22% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
    • 7.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (5.4% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (5.6% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Springs (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Coil spring (64% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (4.4% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (7.0% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (37% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
  • 9.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3.9% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (1.7% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (5.0% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Joints (5.9% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition (14% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Engine mounting condition (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Body (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (1.6% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (1.8% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (39% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3.3% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
    • 0.67% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (5.3% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (5.6% worse than other 1999 cars)

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