Talbot Express MOT Results

Registered in 1994
54.5% pass rate
from 866 tests in 2020
(23% worse than other 1994 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.58% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Outline marker lamps (36 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Outline marker lamp (35 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.35% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.12% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.46% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (76% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on System
    • 0.81% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.58% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.58% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting condition (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Body
      • 0.35% fail on Panel
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar
      • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
  • 16% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (83% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (91% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads (79% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Load sensing valves (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (26 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.23% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (15 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (53% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (98% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 0.81% fail on Leaf springs (27 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Leaf spring (40 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (23 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.69% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.12% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
  • 11% fail on Visibility (53% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Washers (67% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (61% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (54% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.81% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.12% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment

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