Ford Explorer MOT Results

Registered in 1998
56.6% pass rate
from 173 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Explorer is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.58% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.58% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.58% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 3.5% fail on Leaf springs (184 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Anchor bracket (425 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Shackle bracket (532 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.3% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (46 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.58% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.58% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.58% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.58% fail on Lever
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.2% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.58% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.5% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission
      • 0.58% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.58% fail on Joints
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.58% fail on Operation
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.58% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.58% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment

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