Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1995
62.7% pass rate
from 756 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.40% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.26% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.93% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.13% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Linkage
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.93% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.93% fail on Lever
    • 0.79% fail on Load sensing valves (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.13% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.13% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (65% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts (80% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Joints (81% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis (85% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis condition (86% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.66% fail on Body
      • 0.40% fail on Other body component
      • 0.26% fail on Panel
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
        • 0.13% fail on Catch
    • 0.40% fail on Floor
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.13% fail on Carrier
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar
      • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
  • 9.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.3% fail on Spark ignition (36% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.40% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.26% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.26% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Other components
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Rams
    • 0.93% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Steering column
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.13% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer

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