Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1987
69.4% pass rate
from 340 tests in 2017
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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.29% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.88% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Battery
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp (67% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.59% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.59% fail on Lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.29% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.59% fail on Valves
      • 0.59% fail on Operation
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Hub components
      • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
        • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.1% fail on Component mounting (76% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
      • 1.5% fail on Front
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.59% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.88% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.59% fail on Steering control
      • 0.59% fail on Steering column
    • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 0.88% fail on Seats
      • 0.59% fail on Drivers
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers
    • 0.29% fail on Body security
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.29% fail on Installation check
        • 0.29% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate

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