Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2002
47.7% pass rate
from 1,514 tests in 2017
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spring mounting (62 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Drive shafts (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Couplings
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
      • 0.26% fail on Front
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Leaf springs (109 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anchor bracket (432 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Shackle bracket (606 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
      • 0.066% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Battery (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.066% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 25% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 15% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 15% fail on Components (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Valves (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Pipes (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Hoses
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.13% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Front wheels (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.066% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Wheel cylinder (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage
      • 0.066% fail on Stationary pin
      • 0.066% fail on Pivot
    • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (36 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (175 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.33% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.066% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.066% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.066% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.066% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Size/type (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Engine mountings (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Body security (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Loading door (346 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 9.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.86% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pipe (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.066% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Rams
      • 0.066% fail on Pump
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.73% fail on Towbars (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Vehicle structure (16 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.066% fail on Hubs
    • 0.066% fail on Condition

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