Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1982
69.3% 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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.73% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Battery
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.73% fail on Lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Switch
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front
    • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.73% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.73% fail on Location
    • 0.73% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
  • 9.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on Pipe
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
        • 1.5% fail on Pipes
      • 0.73% fail on Operation
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.73% fail on Cable
    • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.73% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.73% fail on Wipers
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 0.73% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.73% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers
  • 2.2% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment
    • 0.73% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 0.73% fail on Steering system
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.73% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate

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