Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1985
80.8% pass rate
from 490 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 1985 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Servos
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe
      • 0.41% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.41% fail on Chassis
      • 0.41% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
    • 0.20% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.20% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.82% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.61% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer

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