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Ford Cortina MOT Results

82.0% pass rate
from 985 tests in 2020
(32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Cortina is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (2.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Horn (8.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Battery(ies) (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Individual direction indicators (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (6.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (7.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Master cylinder (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (0.35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.30% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.10% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.10% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition (2.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe (10% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.61% fail on Integral vehicle structure (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Doors (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Hinge
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Transmission
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (0.62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (3.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (1.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack (5.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering box (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering play (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.81% fail on Tyres (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Condition (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 0.71% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (7.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment (0.12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.10% fail on Anchorages