Ford Explorer MOT Results

Registered in 1997
63.2% pass rate
from 133 tests in 2020
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.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.75% fail on Brake fluid
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.75% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.75% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (129 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Shackle bracket (325 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.75% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.75% fail on Levelling valve
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.75% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Cabs (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.75% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 0.75% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.75% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.75% fail on Power steering
      • 0.75% fail on Pipes and hoses

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