Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 1999
55.0% pass rate
from 696 tests in 2020
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.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.14% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Joints (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Body (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Panel (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Body condition
      • 0.14% fail on Pillar
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
    • 0.86% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Floor (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.14% fail on Catch
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% 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)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Load sensing valves (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.72% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Servos
      • 0.14% fail on Valves
    • 0.57% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.29% fail on Other braking system component (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp levelling device
  • 12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.86% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.14% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer

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