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Ford Orion MOT Results

74.5% pass rate
from 361 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 Orion is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.83% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.83% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Position lamp
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 5.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.55% fail on Springs
      • 0.55% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.28% fail on Mounting
    • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.83% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.83% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.55% fail on Chassis
      • 0.55% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.55% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.55% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.55% fail on Floor
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.55% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.55% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.28% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.28% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Valves
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.83% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.55% fail on Condition
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.28% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Condition