Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1991
50.3% pass rate
from 1,221 tests in 2020
(43% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (79% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 12% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.0% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (90% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (82% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.74% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (94% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp (98% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.57% fail on Main beam tell-tale (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.57% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.57% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Outline marker lamps (21 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Outline marker lamp (21 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (97% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (96% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.082% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Body (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Panel
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.98% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.82% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.25% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.49% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.082% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.082% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.082% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.082% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.082% fail on Floor
    • 0.082% fail on Cabs
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 21% fail on Brakes (78% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (81% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance (93% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (92% worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.66% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.66% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.66% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
    • 1.7% fail on Load sensing valves (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.49% fail on Pedal
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.49% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.082% fail on Servos
      • 0.082% fail on Valves
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.082% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.33% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.25% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (21 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Leaks
  • 14% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (77% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (76% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.082% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.082% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.082% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.082% fail on Axles
      • 0.082% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.082% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.082% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.33% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.90% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.082% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.082% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts (55% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (59% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (84% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering column
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Tread depth (70% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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