Ford Explorer MOT Results

Registered in 1998
59.0% pass rate
from 266 tests in 2017
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Explorer is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses
        • 0.75% fail on Valves
      • 1.5% fail on Leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal
        • 0.75% fail on Anti-slip (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.8% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.75% fail on Tell tales (19 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.4% fail on Front suspension joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.75% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.38% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.38% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.38% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.38% fail on Rear
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Cap (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis
    • 0.75% fail on Seats
      • 0.75% fail on Drivers
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.75% fail on Other components
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
    • 0.38% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate

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