Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1988
74.4% pass rate
from 676 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Horn
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.74% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Springs
      • 0.44% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
      • 0.44% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.30% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.30% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos
  • 6.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.89% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.44% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.44% fail on Chassis
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Floor
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.89% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage components (74% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.89% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.89% fail on Tyres
    • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth

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