Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1990
68.6% pass rate
from 1,117 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.27% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.090% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.54% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.090% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Lamp
      • 0.090% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.090% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.4% fail on Component mounting (50% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 0.90% fail on Front
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.090% fail on Location
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.090% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses
        • 0.63% fail on Valves
        • 0.27% fail on Cylinders (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.54% fail on ABS
    • 0.54% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.090% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.090% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.090% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.090% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.090% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.090% fail on Cable
    • 0.090% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.090% fail on Components
        • 0.090% fail on Servos
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (26% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Pipe
      • 0.45% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.090% fail on Tank
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.98% fail on Seats
      • 0.90% fail on Drivers
      • 0.090% fail on Passengers
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers
      • 0.090% fail on Passengers front
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.090% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.27% fail on Steering control
      • 0.27% fail on Steering column
  • 0.90% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment

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