Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.5% pass rate
from 1,872 tests in 2017
(9.9% 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.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 14% fail on Component mounting (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spring mounting (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Location
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.053% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.053% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
  • 19% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front wheels (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.69% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Components (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.69% fail on Valves
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.053% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.053% fail on Servos
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.053% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.21% fail on ABS (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Horn
    • 0.48% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Requirements
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.91% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.37% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.053% fail on Hose
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.053% fail on Load security
      • 0.053% fail on Bootlid
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
        • 0.053% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Operation (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.053% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Towbars
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure

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