Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1999
47.4% pass rate
from 1,120 tests in 2017
(7.9% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 21% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Spring mounting (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 7.0% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front drive shafts (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 0.27% fail on Front
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Leaf springs (15 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anchor bracket (76 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 0.089% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Components (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Front wheels (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.089% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 0.80% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Cable
    • 0.27% fail on ABS (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (22 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.089% fail on Condition
        • 0.089% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.089% fail on Components
        • 0.089% fail on Valves
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.98% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.089% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
      • 0.089% fail on Lamp
      • 0.089% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (90% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Cap (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Engine mountings (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Body security (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.089% fail on Passengers
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
    • 0.089% fail on Doors
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.89% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.089% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.089% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.71% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Attachment

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