Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1991
65.9% pass rate
from 308 tests in 2017
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.97% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Front
      • 1.6% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Location
    • 0.97% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on General condition
    • 0.32% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.97% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.6% fail on Horn
    • 3.2% fail on Battery
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.97% fail on Fog lamp (79% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.97% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.97% fail on Hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.32% fail on Hub components
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.97% fail on Cap
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on System
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate

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