Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1998
43.0% pass rate
from 9,087 tests in 2017
(22% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Suspension (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 16% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Couplings
      • 0.099% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.099% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Presence
    • 4.8% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Rear (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (82% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.088% fail on Axle beam (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension unit
  • 26% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Rear wheels (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.099% fail on Brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Pipes (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Hoses (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Reservoirs (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.022% fail on Valves (94% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.044% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.044% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.011% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal (75% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on ABS (97% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.011% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.011% fail on Components
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.1% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (27% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters (44% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
        • 0.011% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.89% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Tell tale (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
    • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.40% fail on Battery (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Horn (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet (70% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Emissions (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Cap (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
  • 10% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.50% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Body condition (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers front (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pipes and hoses (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Operation (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
      • 0.011% fail on Drive system
    • 0.86% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Free play
        • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering component
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box
      • 0.011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.044% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.022% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 1998 cars)

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