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Ford Popular MOT Results

90.9% pass rate
from 186 tests in 2020
(66% 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.

  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.54% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.54% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 1.1% fail on Plate brake tester (40 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.54% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.54% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Steering
    • 0.54% fail on Steering column
  • 0.54% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's seat
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