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Talbot Express MOT Results

51.7% pass rate
from 2,521 tests in 2017
(66% 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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.040% fail on Dipswitch
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual lamps (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.75% fail on Lamp
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
      • 0.079% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.95% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Brakes (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Rear wheels (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front wheels (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Valves (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Servos
        • 0.079% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.60% fail on Operation (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Hub components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.040% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
        • 0.079% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.28% fail on Cable (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.079% fail on Components
        • 0.040% fail on Pipes
        • 0.040% fail on Servos
      • 0.040% fail on Leaks
  • 21% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Component mounting (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Front drive shafts (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (28 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Leaf springs (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anchor bracket (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle
        • 0.040% fail on Anchor
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.040% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Air suspension (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Suspension unit (63 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on General condition
    • 0.040% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.040% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on System
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.079% fail on Tank
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.079% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
    • 0.12% fail on Load security
      • 0.12% fail on Access panel (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Spare wheel
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Free play
        • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.040% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
      • 0.040% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.040% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.040% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.040% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.67% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment