Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1994
66.0% pass rate
from 556 tests in 2020
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.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (62% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.54% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.54% fail on Springs
      • 0.36% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Joints
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
    • 0.36% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Panel
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.36% fail on Floor
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt
          • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.90% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.18% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.90% fail on Lever
    • 0.54% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.54% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.54% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.90% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.36% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (78% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Airbags
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 0.72% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
    • 0.54% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Steering play
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.18% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition

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