Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1996
44.2% pass rate
from 2,192 tests in 2017
(26% 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.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Component mounting (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Spring mounting
    • 9.7% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front (74% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (49% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.82% fail on Trailing arms (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment
    • 0.78% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.091% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.046% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.046% fail on King pins
    • 0.091% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 25% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear wheels (95% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake operation
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Components (78% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Hoses (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes (45% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.046% fail on Servos
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.091% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.046% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
        • 0.046% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Servos
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.046% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (42% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps (70% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Individual lamps (53% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.41% fail on Battery (71% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.78% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 10% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.32% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (91% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition (99% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers other (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
    • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.091% fail on Body security
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mountings
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.96% fail on Cap (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.091% fail on Tank
      • 0.091% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (65% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Free play
        • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering control
      • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.091% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.046% fail on Steering column
    • 0.091% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Attachment

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