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Ford Zephyr MOT Results

87.3% pass rate
from 118 tests in 2020
(56% 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.

  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.85% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.85% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.85% fail on Brake pads
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.85% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.85% fail on Steering play
      • 0.85% fail on Steering box
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.85% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission
      • 0.85% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.85% fail on Prop shaft
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