Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1990
51.7% pass rate
from 1,142 tests in 2020
(46% worse than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (84% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (57% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Electrical equipment (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (22 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.79% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shaft
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (86% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (88% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Body (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Other body component (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.96% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.79% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Towbar (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.088% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.44% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.088% fail on Carrier
    • 0.088% fail on Cabs
      • 0.088% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 18% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.088% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
        • 0.18% fail on Lever
      • 0.26% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.26% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.5% fail on Load sensing valves (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Pedal
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.61% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (14 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Other braking system component (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Air and vacuum systems (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Leaks (14 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Servos
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.088% fail on Valves
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
  • 16% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (98% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Leaf springs (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Anchor bracket (22 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Leaf spring (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.088% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Axle
      • 0.088% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.088% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.088% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Visibility (76% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.088% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components (70% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
        • 0.088% fail on Steering component
    • 0.61% fail on Steering gear (60% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column
    • 0.088% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.088% fail on Power steering
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
    • 0.088% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.088% fail on Steering play
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.44% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.088% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.088% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.088% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.088% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.088% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.088% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.088% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.088% fail on Steps

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