Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1990
62.2% pass rate
from 291 tests in 2017
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
    • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.34% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.69% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.69% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.69% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.34% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Hub components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on ABS
  • 8.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.69% fail on Attachment
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering control
      • 0.69% fail on Steering coupling (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering column
    • 0.69% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.34% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate

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