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Ford Fiesta MOT Results

72.9% pass rate
from 2,381 tests in 2020
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 Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.92% fail on Springs
      • 0.71% fail on Coil springs (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.042% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Horn (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.084% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.084% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 0.042% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.042% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.084% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.084% fail on Lever
      • 0.042% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.042% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.042% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.084% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.042% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
    • 0.042% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.084% fail on Hose
      • 0.084% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on System
    • 0.50% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.042% fail on Body condition
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.042% fail on Catch
        • 0.042% fail on Hinge
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Floor
    • 0.17% fail on Seats (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.042% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.084% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.084% fail on Cabs
      • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.042% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.042% fail on Carrier
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.042% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.084% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.042% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.042% fail on Undertray
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.042% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering gear (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
    • 0.50% fail on Steering linkage components (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.084% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.084% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.042% fail on Power steering
      • 0.042% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.042% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.042% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.042% fail on Speedometer