Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1981
81.4% pass rate
from 161 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.62% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.62% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.62% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.62% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.62% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Pipe
    • 0.62% fail on Floor
    • 0.62% fail on Cabs
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.62% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.62% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.62% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.62% fail on Steering play
      • 0.62% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.62% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.62% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas

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