Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1980
89.3% pass rate
from 819 tests in 2020
(59% 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.

  • 5.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (71% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.98% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Springs
      • 0.24% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 1980 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 1980 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 1980 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1980 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.12% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.12% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Rod
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (74% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 1980 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on System
    • 0.37% fail on Chassis
      • 0.37% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (85% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.24% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.61% fail on Tyres
    • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates

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