Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1999
43.4% pass rate
from 12,008 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 16% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Front drive shafts (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition (42% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Condition
      • 0.0083% fail on Presence
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (22% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.29% fail on Front (61% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Axles (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.033% fail on Stub axle (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on King pins
    • 0.20% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0083% fail on Operation
      • 0.0083% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0083% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0083% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 27% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (90% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Front wheels (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Brake imbalance (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.083% fail on Brake operation
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Components (94% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Pipes (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
        • 0.0083% fail on Valves
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (18% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.058% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.042% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip (87% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Components
        • 0.0083% fail on Pipes
    • 0.033% fail on ABS (98% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0083% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0083% fail on Locking devices
  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.5% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0083% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0083% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0083% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps (25% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.42% fail on Battery (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.083% fail on Lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (68% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0083% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (7.6% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Cap (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Mirrors (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0083% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Size/type (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Body condition (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Passengers front (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other (64% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0083% fail on Access panel
    • 0.042% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (65% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Free play (79% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0083% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
      • 0.075% fail on Pump
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0083% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.97% fail on Registration plates and VIN (25% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate (25% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Attachment (73% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.017% fail on Towbars (92% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 1999 cars)

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