Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1997
46.3% pass rate
from 2,497 tests in 2020
(30% 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.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Axle
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.040% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
  • 21% fail on Brakes (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.040% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.76% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
        • 0.080% fail on Lever
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.080% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.040% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.040% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.040% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.080% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (94% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-lock braking system (93% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.44% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.44% fail on Joints
      • 0.040% fail on Belts
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
        • 0.040% fail on Catch
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.84% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.080% fail on Hose
      • 0.040% fail on Tank
      • 0.040% fail on System
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.040% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Carrier (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
    • 0.16% fail on Cabs
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.080% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.040% fail on Bracket
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.040% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.96% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Position lamp (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (48% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.040% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.040% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on View to rear (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.040% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (38% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.080% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.040% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.040% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Steering column
    • 0.040% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.040% fail on Steering play
      • 0.040% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Attachment

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