Ford Cougar MOT Results

Registered in 2001
45.1% pass rate
from 268 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cougar is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 8.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.5% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Springs
      • 0.75% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.75% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
  • 26% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (98% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.37% fail on Cable
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.75% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Joints
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.75% fail on Tank
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Cabs
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.75% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type
    • 0.75% fail on Tread depth (82% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.75% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates

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