Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1998
54.2% pass rate
from 1,148 tests in 2020
(9.3% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.61% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Bumpers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Body
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
      • 0.44% fail on Other body component
    • 0.61% fail on Floor (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.087% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.44% fail on Towbar
      • 0.44% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.087% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.087% fail on Carrier
    • 0.087% fail on Seats
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.087% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.087% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.087% fail on Cabs
      • 0.087% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.087% 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)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.087% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.087% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.087% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.96% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.52% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.087% fail on Valves
    • 0.52% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.52% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.44% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.26% fail on Other braking system component (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.087% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.96% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.087% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.087% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.087% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.087% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.087% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.087% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Rams
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.087% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.087% fail on Steering column
  • 0.87% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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