Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1988
47.4% pass rate
from 363 tests in 2020
(64% worse than other 1988 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 14% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Dipswitch
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.83% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Switch (19 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hazard warning (200% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Switch (200% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.28% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.55% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.83% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Body condition
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.55% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.55% fail on Towbar
      • 0.28% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.28% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.28% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Catch
    • 0.28% fail on Cabs
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Brakes (90% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Load sensing valves (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.83% fail on Lever
    • 0.83% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Valves
    • 0.55% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.55% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (19 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Rod
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 19% fail on Suspension (99% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.28% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.55% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Visibility (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.83% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.55% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.55% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.28% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.28% fail on Steps

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