Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1981
75.9% pass rate
from 137 tests in 2017
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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Battery
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.2% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.73% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.6% fail on Component mounting (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.2% fail on Front
      • 2.2% fail on Rear
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.73% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.73% fail on Pipes
        • 0.73% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks
    • 0.73% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on Cap
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Seats
      • 2.9% fail on Passengers (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 0.73% fail on Body condition
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.73% fail on Size/type
    • 0.73% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate

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