Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1995
59.7% pass rate
from 941 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (60% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (41% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Subframe mounting (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Drive shafts (88% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts (94% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (92% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (67% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Rear (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.64% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Location
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels (55% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.53% fail on Valves
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.64% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.11% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.96% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (39% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.1% fail on Emissions (38% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
  • 8.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (74% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (43% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Tailgate
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (51% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.74% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.64% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering lock (13 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Towbars
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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