Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1991
75.3% pass rate
from 287 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 1991 cars)
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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Joints
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.70% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.35% fail on Hose
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on System
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 1.7% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Body
      • 1.0% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.70% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.70% fail on Floor
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.70% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.70% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.70% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.70% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.35% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.35% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.70% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.70% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
        • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.70% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (66% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.35% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.35% fail on Steering column
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates

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