Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1986
75.9% pass rate
from 320 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 1986 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.94% fail on Springs
      • 0.94% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.94% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.63% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.31% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
    • 0.31% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.31% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.31% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.31% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
    • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Hose
    • 0.94% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.63% fail on Chassis
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.63% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.63% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Other body component
    • 0.63% fail on Boot lid (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Boot lid condition (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Bracket
    • 0.31% fail on Load security
      • 0.31% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.31% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on View to rear
      • 0.63% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers
    • 0.31% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (72% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.63% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.31% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment

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