Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2001
54.6% pass rate
from 1,232 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Coil spring (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Leaf springs (64 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Anchor bracket (263 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.081% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.081% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 18% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Load sensing valves (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.16% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Linkage
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Other braking system component (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (31 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
      • 0.081% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.32% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.49% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Servos
      • 0.081% fail on Leaks
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.081% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (72% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.081% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.24% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Body (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Panel (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
      • 0.081% fail on Body condition
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Towbar
      • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.24% fail on Floor
    • 0.081% fail on Load security
      • 0.081% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.081% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.081% fail on Undertray
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.73% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.081% 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
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.081% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Condition of glass (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on View to rear
      • 0.57% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Size/type (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.57% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.081% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.081% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.081% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.081% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.081% fail on Undertray
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.49% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Pump
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.081% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates

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