Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1983
84.9% pass rate
from 271 tests in 2020
(45% 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.

  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.74% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.74% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.74% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.74% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Pipe
    • 0.74% fail on Transmission
      • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.74% fail on Joints
    • 0.37% fail on Chassis
      • 0.37% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Floor
    • 0.37% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.37% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on Wipers
    • 0.37% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.74% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.37% fail on Steering column
  • 0.37% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.37% fail on Tyres
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type

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