Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1983
77.8% pass rate
from 252 tests in 2017
(32% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 1983 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.79% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Battery
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.40% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Lamp
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.79% fail on Hoses
        • 0.40% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.40% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.79% fail on Operation
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.79% fail on Rear
      • 0.40% fail on Front
    • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.79% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.79% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.40% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.40% fail on Free play
        • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.79% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.40% fail on Steering control
      • 0.40% fail on Steering shaft
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.40% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis

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