Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1996
47.9% pass rate
from 1,247 tests in 2020
(32% worse than other 1996 cars)
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (78% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.080% fail on Mounting
      • 0.080% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.88% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.64% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.080% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.40% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (61% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Panel
      • 0.16% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.080% fail on Pillar
    • 0.72% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Spare wheel (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spare wheel condition (30 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Carrier (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Cabs
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.080% fail on Towbar
      • 0.080% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.080% fail on Undertray
  • 19% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 6.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (90% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (90% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (74% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (75% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.080% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.48% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.080% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.080% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.64% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.080% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.16% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.080% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.080% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.080% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.080% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.080% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.080% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.080% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (81% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (66% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
      • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.080% fail on Steering play
      • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 0.080% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.080% fail on Speedometer

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