Ford Explorer MOT Results

Registered in 2000
52.7% pass rate
from 281 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Explorer is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Battery (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.36% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.71% fail on Trailer electrical socket (19 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.71% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.36% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.9% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on ABS (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Cable
      • 0.36% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 3.9% fail on Front suspension joints (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Leaf springs (182 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Shackle bracket (777 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anchor bracket (840 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Securing bolts
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 0.36% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 10% fail on Exhaust system (98% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on System
  • 7.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.4% fail on Seat belts (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Requirements
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 6.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.9% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.36% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Rams
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate

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