Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1996
61.0% pass rate
from 1,122 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (56% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.089% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Springs
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.089% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.98% fail on Body
      • 0.71% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other body component
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.089% fail on System
    • 0.71% fail on Bumpers (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.089% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.089% fail on Door condition
      • 0.089% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.089% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Floor
    • 0.089% fail on Seats
      • 0.089% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.089% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.089% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (90% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (97% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.089% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.089% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.18% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
    • 0.89% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.089% fail on Valves
    • 0.27% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.18% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.089% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.089% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.80% fail on Horn
      • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.089% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.089% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (58% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (58% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering column (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.089% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.089% fail on Rams
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.089% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.089% fail on Attachment

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