Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 2000
46.4% pass rate
from 651 tests in 2017
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cougar is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Brakes (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Front wheels (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Components (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.61% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
  • 27% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage condition
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Component mounting (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
      • 0.61% fail on Rear
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.77% fail on Horn
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical wiring (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Vehicle structure (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
  • 4.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate

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