Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1994
57.7% pass rate
from 655 tests in 2017
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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (68% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Component mounting (56% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (90% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Location
    • 0.15% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.15% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (60% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.61% fail on Valves
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on System
      • 0.46% fail on Cap
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (85% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Seat belts (75% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Prescribed areas (95% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers airbag (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.0% fail on Body condition
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.15% fail on Tailgate
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
    • 0.46% fail on Valve stem (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (49% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
    • 0.31% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Towbars
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar

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