Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1985
74.8% pass rate
from 452 tests in 2017
(26% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.66% fail on Lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
      • 1.5% fail on Front
    • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.44% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.1% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.88% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.88% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Servos
      • 0.44% fail on Operation
      • 0.44% fail on Leaks
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.66% fail on Pedal
        • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Hub components
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.22% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.88% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on System
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 1985 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Load security
      • 0.22% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.22% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate

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