Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1989
72.9% pass rate
from 1,103 tests in 2020
(15% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.091% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.82% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.73% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.91% fail on Springs
      • 0.63% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.54% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.091% fail on Mounting
      • 0.27% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.091% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.091% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (98% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.091% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.45% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.18% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 0.45% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.091% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.091% fail on Pedal
      • 0.091% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.091% fail on Servos
    • 0.091% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.091% fail on Lever
    • 0.091% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.091% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.091% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.091% fail on Tank
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.45% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.091% fail on Panel
      • 0.091% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.091% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.091% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.091% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.00% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.27% fail on Steering play
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 0.91% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
  • 0.091% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.091% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.091% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.091% fail on Anchorages

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