Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1985
49.1% pass rate
from 53 tests in 2017
(50% worse than other 1985 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 38% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (90% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 15% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 15% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 9.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 9.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 5.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 3.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Horn
    • 3.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.9% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 32% fail on Suspension (170% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 21% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 17% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Spring mounting
    • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.8% fail on Rear
      • 1.9% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 23% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Rear wheels (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Components
        • 7.5% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses
        • 1.9% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.9% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Service brake control components (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pedal (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Condition
        • 1.9% fail on Anti-slip
  • 19% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.9% fail on Cap
      • 1.9% fail on System
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition
    • 5.7% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors
      • 1.9% fail on Passengers other
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.5% fail on Washers
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Requirements
      • 1.9% fail on Attachment
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 7.5% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Free play
        • 1.9% fail on Steering rack

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