Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1980
86.6% pass rate
from 702 tests in 2017
(54% better than other 1980 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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.57% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.00% fail on Horn
    • 0.71% fail on Battery
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (72% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 0.85% fail on Hoses
        • 0.57% fail on Pipes
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.71% fail on Hub components
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.14% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Components
        • 0.14% fail on Servos
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (46% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Component mounting (85% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.43% fail on Location
    • 0.43% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.14% fail on Other pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Steering control
      • 0.28% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.00% fail on Drivers
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Tyres
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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