Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1987
48.5% pass rate
from 97 tests in 2020
(67% 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.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 16% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 16% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 11% fail on Individual direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Switch
    • 10% fail on Headlamps (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 8.2% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (56% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (23% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.0% fail on Switch
  • 25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.0% fail on Joints
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust system (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Bumpers (17 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis (65% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition (68% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Panel
      • 1.0% fail on Other body component
    • 2.1% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Cabs (14 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition
  • 18% fail on Suspension (95% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Leaf springs
        • 1.0% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Brakes (72% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (80% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 6.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (99% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (12% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (19% worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Load sensing valves (32 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (82% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.0% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.0% fail on Master cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Visibility (77% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (10.0% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (14% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (5.1% better than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (43% better than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (29% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (25% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (42% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth

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