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Ford Popular MOT Results

87.9% pass rate
from 240 tests in 2017
(59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Popular is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 0.83% fail on Pipes
        • 0.42% fail on Hoses
        • 0.42% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.83% fail on Pedal
        • 0.42% fail on Condition
        • 0.42% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.42% fail on Hub components
      • 0.42% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.83% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.42% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.42% fail on Arm
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.42% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.42% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Axles
      • 0.42% fail on King pins
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.42% fail on Front
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Wipers
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system
      • 0.42% fail on Steering box
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.42% fail on Steering control
      • 0.42% fail on Steering column
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Drivers
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Cap
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.83% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Requirements
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
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