Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1988
53.4% pass rate
from 266 tests in 2020
(54% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 15% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 15% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Dipswitch
    • 11% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 11% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Switch (21 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Electrical equipment (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (26% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 5.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (77% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Switch (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Drive shaft (17 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.38% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.1% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Body (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Panel (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Other body component (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Body condition
    • 3.4% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (94% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hose
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe
    • 1.5% fail on Bumpers (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Engine mounting (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Bracket (14 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 1.1% fail on Cabs (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.75% fail on Doors (23% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.38% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Towbar
      • 0.38% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.38% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.38% fail on Floor
  • 18% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (88% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.38% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.38% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (85% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (2.4% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses (94% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Load sensing valves (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.38% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.38% fail on Servos
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.38% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.38% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 17% fail on Suspension (74% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (58% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint (2.1% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (12 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Leaf spring (17 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings (8.4% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 14% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Wipers (200% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Washers (86% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (75% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.75% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other leaks (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks (52% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (18% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (52% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.38% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle (15% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates (12% better than other 1988 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment

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