Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1997
43.9% pass rate
from 4,551 tests in 2017
(23% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Suspension (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spring mounting
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
      • 0.18% fail on Front (81% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (44% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.088% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 24% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake performance (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Rear wheels (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.044% fail on Brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (81% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Hoses (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.022% fail on Valves
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Wheel cylinder (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.066% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Hoses
    • 0.022% fail on ABS
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (24% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual lamps (71% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Battery (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (78% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.066% fail on Requirements
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (20% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mirrors (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Body condition (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Passengers other (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mountings
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (40% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.88% fail on Cap (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.044% fail on Tank
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Free play
        • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Drive system
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
    • 0.022% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Attachment

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