Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1983
84.8% pass rate
from 217 tests in 2020
(46% better than other 1983 cars)
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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (23% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Switch
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (15% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (6.7% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (63% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (53% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Springs
      • 0.46% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (39% better than other 1983 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 1983 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 1983 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Cable (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.46% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.46% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (47% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Wipers (65% better than other 1983 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (0.57% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (28% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (46% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Steering linkage components (52% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.46% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (52% better than other 1983 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Tyres
    • 0.46% fail on Tread depth

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