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Ford Cortina MOT Results

79.7% pass rate
from 2,538 tests in 2017
(31% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.079% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Rear lamps (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.079% fail on Switch
        • 0.039% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Tell tale (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
      • 0.079% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.079% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Components (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses
        • 0.55% fail on Pipes (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.039% fail on Servos
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
    • 0.55% fail on Hub components
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.079% fail on Cable
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.079% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Components
        • 0.039% fail on Servos
    • 0.039% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.63% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.83% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Rear
    • 0.43% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle
        • 0.079% fail on Anchor
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.039% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.039% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.16% fail on Location
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.039% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.039% fail on Couplings
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.079% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Free play
        • 0.28% fail on Steering box
        • 0.039% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.039% fail on Steering box
      • 0.039% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.16% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.039% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.079% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.24% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.079% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
      • 0.079% fail on System (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis
    • 0.75% fail on Body condition (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.079% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.039% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
  • 0.91% fail on Tyres (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Condition (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Vehicle Identification Number