Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2001
47.5% pass rate
from 2,186 tests in 2017
(5.7% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 21% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spring mounting (43 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Front drive shafts (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
      • 0.46% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Leaf springs (47 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Anchor bracket (242 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition (35 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Shackle (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Shackle bracket (47 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on General condition
    • 0.046% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Battery (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.091% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 23% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Front wheels (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Rear wheels (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Brake operation
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 13% fail on Components (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Valves (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Pipes (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.046% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.046% fail on Servos
      • 0.69% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.14% fail on Wheel cylinder (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (56 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
        • 0.091% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Valves
    • 0.046% fail on ABS
  • 13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.87% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 11% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Size/type (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.41% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body security (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Cap (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Free play
        • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.091% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Drive system
      • 0.046% fail on Pump
    • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.046% fail on Steering control
      • 0.046% fail on Steering column
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.87% fail on Towbars (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.091% fail on Condition

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