Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1989
52.4% pass rate
from 822 tests in 2017
(35% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 12% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (88% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (76% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.49% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.49% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.85% fail on Lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Switch
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 24% fail on Brakes (80% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (94% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Front wheels (89% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake imbalance (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Pipes (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses (88% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Valves (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.73% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 0.73% fail on Hub components
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (12 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
  • 20% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (80% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Component mounting (81% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 9.1% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Couplings
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (77% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.97% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.73% fail on Leaf springs (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anchor bracket (16 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Shackle bracket (25 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust system (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (63% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (89% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drivers (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 0.24% fail on Body security
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Load security
      • 0.12% fail on Access panel
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (47% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.61% fail on Towbars
    • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment

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