Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1988
50.0% pass rate
from 342 tests in 2017
(43% 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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (72% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.58% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.29% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.88% fail on All direction indicators
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (78% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (94% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.58% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical wiring (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.88% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 23% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 16% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spring mounting (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.29% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.29% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 23% fail on Brakes (72% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (76% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (200% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Valves (15 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.58% fail on Operation
      • 0.58% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
        • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.58% fail on Cable
    • 0.58% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road (72% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Wipers (92% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system (96% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Tank
      • 0.58% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Body condition
    • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis
    • 2.6% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers
    • 0.88% fail on Doors
      • 0.88% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.29% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.29% fail on Load security
      • 0.29% fail on Access panel
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.29% fail on Steering control
      • 0.29% fail on Steering column
  • 1.2% fail on Towbars
    • 0.58% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.58% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate

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