Ford Explorer MOT Results

Registered in 1997
65.4% pass rate
from 188 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Explorer is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Battery (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.53% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Horn
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.6% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 4.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.53% fail on Hoses
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.2% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
        • 0.53% fail on Condition
        • 0.53% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (202 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Shackle bracket (610 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 0.53% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.53% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
      • 0.53% fail on System
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
  • 4.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.53% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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