Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1987
76.3% pass rate
from 359 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 1987 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.84% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.56% fail on Cable
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.84% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Tank
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.84% fail on Transmission
      • 0.84% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.84% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Floor
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (53% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (65% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
      • 0.28% fail on Condition

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