Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1989
67.2% pass rate
from 354 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.85% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.56% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
  • 7.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.85% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.85% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.85% fail on Joints
    • 0.85% fail on Body
      • 0.56% fail on Other body component
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Hose
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.28% fail on Carrier
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Floor
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.85% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.28% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.28% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.85% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates

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