Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 2000
52.1% pass rate
from 443 tests in 2020
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.

  • 26% fail on Brakes (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.68% fail on Cable
    • 4.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.68% fail on Lever
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Servos
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.23% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 23% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
    • 9.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.4% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Horn
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.90% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame condition (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.68% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Pillar
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.68% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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