Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1998
60.0% pass rate
from 813 tests in 2020
(2.0% 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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (12% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (8.2% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.12% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage (4.9% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (5.3% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Sub-frames (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prop shafts (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (75% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Body (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Panel (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
    • 0.49% fail on Doors (11% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door (0.21% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (4.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Towbar (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Vehicle structure (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seats (20% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Brakes (7.7% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (8.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (34% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (7.1% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (4.4% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (44% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hand lever (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on Flexible brake hoses (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems (4.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (11% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters (17% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Dipswitch (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device (9.5% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (18% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (18% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (3.8% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Horn (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (7.7% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition (6.8% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (6.5% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Non catalyst emissions (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Compression ignition (3.5% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (16% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks (9.5% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (8.1% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (37% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (19% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 0.98% fail on Steering (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (14% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering column (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (15% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment (7.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer

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