Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1991
70.2% pass rate
from 393 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Axle
    • 0.25% fail on Springs
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Horn
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (76% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.25% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.25% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.76% fail on Pedal
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.51% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.25% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.51% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.25% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.25% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.51% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.25% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.25% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.25% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (63% better than other 1991 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.51% fail on Body
      • 0.51% fail on Other body component
      • 0.25% fail on Panel
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.25% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.25% fail on Carrier
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.25% fail on Catch
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.76% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.51% fail on Requirements
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.51% fail on Steering (90% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
        • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.25% fail on Universal joint

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