Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2000
47.8% pass rate
from 2,361 tests in 2017
(6.2% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 14% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spring mounting (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Drive shafts (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front drive shafts (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.085% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage condition (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.1% fail on Rear (73% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Leaf springs (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (26 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Anchor bracket (65 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Axles
      • 0.042% fail on Axle beam
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Front wheels (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.97% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 9.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Components (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Valves (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.085% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.042% fail on Servos
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.085% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.042% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Valves
    • 0.042% fail on ABS
    • 0.042% fail on Locking devices
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Dipswitch (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Horn (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Battery
    • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Fog lamp (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
      • 0.085% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
      • 0.085% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Installation check
        • 0.042% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.34% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.64% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.13% fail on Body security
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers
    • 0.085% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Access panel
      • 0.042% fail on Loading door
  • 10.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on System (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on Hose
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (90% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.085% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.042% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.55% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.085% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.042% fail on Pump
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment

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