Ford Escort MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.1% pass rate
from 838 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Escort is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (44 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Leaf springs (76 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Anchor bracket (532 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Leaf spring
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.5% fail on Load sensing valves (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.48% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.48% fail on Cable
    • 0.95% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Valves (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.60% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Other braking system component (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Transmission (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Joints (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Belts
    • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Towbar (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Vehicle structure (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Engine mounting condition (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.95% fail on View to rear (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.48% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.12% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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