Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.9% pass rate
from 1,198 tests in 2020
(10.0% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Leaf springs (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (35 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.083% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.083% fail on Axles
      • 0.083% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.083% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 3.5% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis condition (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.083% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hose
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.67% fail on Bumpers (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Body
      • 0.58% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.083% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
    • 0.083% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.083% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.083% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.083% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.67% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (87% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.083% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.083% fail on Other braking system component
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.083% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.083% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 0.083% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.3% fail on Spark ignition (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.083% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.92% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.083% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.083% fail on Undertray
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (37% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Steering column (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
    • 0.083% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition

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