Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2000
50.7% pass rate
from 1,299 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (53% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Axles
      • 0.31% fail on Axle (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Joints
    • 4.8% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.077% fail on Hose
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
      • 0.077% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.77% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Floor (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
        • 0.077% fail on Hinge
      • 0.077% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar
      • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.077% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Cabs
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.077% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.077% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.077% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Load sensing valves (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.077% fail on Servos
    • 0.54% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.077% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
      • 0.077% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.077% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
    • 0.077% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.077% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.077% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.69% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn
      • 0.077% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.77% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.077% fail on Switch
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.077% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.077% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Airbags
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.077% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.077% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
      • 0.077% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.077% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.077% fail on Speedometer

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