Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1989
54.2% pass rate
from 860 tests in 2020
(45% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (84% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim (87% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Electrical equipment (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Horn (75% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Brakes (96% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 6.7% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 6.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Load sensing valves (12 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.47% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.35% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (14 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.12% fail on Valves
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Joints
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis condition (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on System
    • 1.6% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Panel
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.93% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Towbar
      • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.23% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Steps
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 0.93% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.12% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.12% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.12% fail on Axle
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Visibility (54% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.12% fail on Window
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (82% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (83% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (89% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.81% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.58% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment

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