Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1996
55.4% pass rate
from 1,472 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (80% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Component mounting (54% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Subframe mounting (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front drive shafts (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Couplings
      • 0.068% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.068% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.1% fail on Rear (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front (85% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.88% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Leaf springs (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket (50 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.068% fail on Axles
      • 0.068% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 18% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front wheels (77% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance (45% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.82% fail on Valves (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.82% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.61% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on ABS (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.068% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.068% fail on Cable
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.068% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
        • 0.068% fail on Anti-slip
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.068% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.82% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.068% fail on Lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (39% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.068% fail on Hose
  • 8.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas (74% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (84% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (97% worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.75% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.068% fail on Spare wheel
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
    • 0.34% fail on Valve stem (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end (51% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.068% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
        • 0.068% fail on Steering component
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Steering control
      • 0.27% fail on Steering column
      • 0.068% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
  • 0.068% fail on Towbars
    • 0.068% fail on Vehicle structure

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