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Ford Zephyr MOT Results

80.5% pass rate
from 257 tests in 2017
(33% 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 Zephyr is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake performance (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.39% fail on Pipes
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.39% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.39% fail on Components
        • 0.39% fail on Servos
    • 0.39% fail on Hub components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake drums
  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.39% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.39% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.78% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.39% fail on Battery
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.39% fail on Anchor
    • 0.39% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.39% fail on Front
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 3.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe
      • 0.39% fail on System
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.78% fail on Doors
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.78% fail on Size/type
    • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 0.78% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.78% fail on Prescribed areas
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