Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1991
50.0% pass rate
from 1,085 tests in 2017
(29% worse than other 1991 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.37% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.092% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.092% fail on Dipswitch
    • 9.6% fail on Headlamp aim (89% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.55% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 8.1% fail on Position lamps (92% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (70% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (92% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Battery (200% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 0.92% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.37% fail on Lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
      • 0.28% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 22% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (56% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear wheels (88% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels (44% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (86% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.092% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 9.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Components (97% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Pipes (77% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses (97% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.65% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.55% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.092% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Restricted movement (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (16 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.37% fail on Cable
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Prescribed areas (48% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Component mounting (39% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.092% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 0.83% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Leaf springs (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Shackle (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.092% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (81% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Location
    • 0.092% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension unit
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Cap (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Tank
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.1% fail on Body condition (79% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.83% fail on Seats
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.092% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.092% fail on Body security
    • 0.092% fail on Spare wheel
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.092% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (48% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
      • 0.092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
    • 0.092% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.092% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.37% fail on Towbars
    • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.092% fail on Towbar

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