Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1988
69.8% pass rate
from 589 tests in 2017
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.1% fail on Component mounting (60% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.85% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.17% fail on Pump
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.51% fail on ABS
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Cable
    • 0.34% fail on Hub components
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Tank
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.85% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Installation check
        • 0.17% fail on Anchorage's
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment

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