Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1981
77.3% pass rate
from 154 tests in 2020
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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Body
      • 0.65% fail on Panel
      • 0.65% fail on Other body component
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.65% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.65% fail on Door condition
    • 0.65% fail on Floor
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.65% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.65% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.65% fail on Cable
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.6% fail on Horn
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.65% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 2.6% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.65% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment
  • 0.65% fail on Steering
    • 0.65% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.65% fail on Operation

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