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Talbot Express MOT Results

51.4% pass rate
from 1,960 tests in 2020
(81% 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 (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 14% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 14% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Dipswitch (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on All direction indicators (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Electrical equipment (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Horn (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electrical wiring (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Switch (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Main beam tell-tale (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.051% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.051% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Passenger's seat (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hose (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tank (6.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Body (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Panel (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other body component (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.92% fail on Bumpers (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steps
      • 0.051% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.46% fail on Towbar (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other towbar components (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.051% fail on Safety device
    • 0.46% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Engine mounting condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Doors (4.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Catch
      • 0.051% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Floor (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel condition (22 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 19% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Cable (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Load sensing valves (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems (2.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.051% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Suspension (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Leaf springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Anchor bracket (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Leaf spring (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.051% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
      • 0.10% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Coil spring (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (4.1% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (2.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension rods (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Visibility (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Washers (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Driver's view (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (7.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (8.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (3.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.051% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.77% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other leaks (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.82% fail on Steering gear (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Steering rack (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering column (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.051% fail on Power steering
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 0.051% fail on Steering play
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (9.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.051% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.051% fail on Attachment