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Ford Thunderbird MOT Results

83.8% pass rate
from 142 tests in 2017
(45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Thunderbird is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.70% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.70% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.70% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 0.70% fail on Pipes
        • 0.70% fail on Hoses
    • 0.70% fail on Hub components
      • 0.70% fail on Brake drums
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.70% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.70% fail on Anchor
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.70% fail on Front
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.70% fail on Pipe
      • 0.70% fail on System
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.70% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.70% fail on Other components
        • 0.70% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.70% fail on Steering control
      • 0.70% fail on Steering column
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Valve stem
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