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Talbot Express MOT Results

51.3% pass rate
from 2,690 tests in 2020
(78% worse 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 Talbot Express is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Body (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Other body component (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seats (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's seat (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.97% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Tank
    • 0.93% fail on Bumpers (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Towbar (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.15% fail on Towbar condition (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Catch
        • 0.037% fail on Hinge
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.074% fail on Bracket
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Steps
    • 0.074% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.037% fail on Carrier
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 19% fail on Brakes (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Service brake performance (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Load sensing valves (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.30% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.074% fail on Lever
        • 0.037% fail on Rod
    • 0.71% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.52% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.074% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Valves
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.074% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
    • 0.30% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 16% fail on Suspension (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Leaf springs (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Anchor bracket (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.074% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.074% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.037% fail on Mounting
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Axle
      • 0.037% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.074% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Visibility (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Washers (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.037% fail on Window
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.037% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
        • 0.037% fail on Steering component
    • 0.71% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.59% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering column
    • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.074% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.037% fail on Power steering
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Attachment
  • 0.074% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Steps and stairs (45 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Steps (45 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.037% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.037% fail on Speedometer