Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1986
75.8% pass rate
from 310 tests in 2017
(29% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.97% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 0.65% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.65% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Hub components
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear (180% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.32% fail on Location
    • 0.32% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.97% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Hose
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.97% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control
      • 0.32% fail on Steering column
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.32% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
    • 0.32% fail on Load security
      • 0.32% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.97% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate

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