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Ford Fiesta MOT Results

68.7% pass rate
from 2,291 tests in 2017
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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.087% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear lamps (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Battery
    • 0.87% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Tell tale (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
    • 0.83% fail on Horn (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.087% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.74% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Rear (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Location (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.52% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Panhard rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (52 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.087% fail on Servos
        • 0.087% fail on Valves
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.61% fail on Pedal
        • 0.61% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components
      • 0.17% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.087% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.044% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.26% fail on Cable
    • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.087% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.044% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.044% fail on ABS
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on Cap
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.087% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.65% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.087% fail on Drivers
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.087% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.044% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.044% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Free play
        • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.31% fail on Steering control
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
      • 0.087% fail on Steering lock (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.087% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.044% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.92% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Condition