Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1987
39.6% pass rate
from 144 tests in 2020
(97% worse than other 1987 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 42% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 18% fail on Headlamps (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 18% fail on Headlamp (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 15% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 14% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 10% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 10% fail on Flashing type (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
    • 9.0% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Position lamp (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.3% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Horn
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 6.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 6.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.4% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.69% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 31% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 14% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust system (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Body (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Panel (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on Hose
      • 0.69% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.69% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.69% fail on Towbar
      • 0.69% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.69% fail on Hinge
  • 24% fail on Suspension (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.69% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 2.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.69% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.69% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.69% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Load sensing valves (27 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal
    • 0.69% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.69% fail on Leaks
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.69% fail on Master cylinder
  • 14% fail on Visibility (95% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.69% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.69% fail on View to rear
      • 0.69% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment

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