Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1989
69.8% pass rate
from 1,029 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.097% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps (80% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.87% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.78% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.097% fail on Switch
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (59% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Rear
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.78% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Location
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (68% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.097% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.097% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses
        • 0.19% fail on Valves
      • 0.87% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.097% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.097% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on ABS
    • 0.39% fail on Hub components (69% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
        • 0.097% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.097% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.097% fail on Hose
      • 0.097% fail on Pipe
      • 0.097% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.097% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.78% fail on Drivers
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.097% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.097% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.097% fail on Body security
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (48% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.097% fail on Free play
        • 0.097% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.097% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering column
      • 0.097% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.097% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.097% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.097% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN (76% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate (75% better than other 1989 cars)

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