Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 1999
46.2% pass rate
from 6,815 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Mounting
      • 0.088% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Sub-frame (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Axle
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.91% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.66% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 21% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 5.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (35% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.088% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
        • 0.015% fail on Lever
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Flexible brake hoses (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever (94% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal (73% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.059% fail on Master cylinder (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.015% fail on Valves
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (93% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system (93% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.044% fail on Servos
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.015% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.015% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.015% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.48% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.015% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.82% fail on Doors (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (97% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Door condition (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
      • 0.073% fail on Body condition
      • 0.015% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.31% fail on Floor (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.073% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.21% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Carrier (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.088% fail on Cabs
      • 0.088% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.044% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Towbar condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.088% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Mirrors (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.015% fail on Window
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (31% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.95% fail on Steering (76% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Pump
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Rams
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering component
    • 0.088% fail on Steering gear (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Attachment
  • 0.059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.059% fail on Speedometer

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