Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2000
47.8% pass rate
from 6,797 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension arm (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Axle
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.87% fail on Other suspension component (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
  • 19% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.79% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.044% fail on Valves
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Transmission (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Belts
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.4% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Other body component (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Body condition
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.82% fail on Doors (55% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Hinge
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
      • 0.044% fail on Other passenger's door (82% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Carrier (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Spare wheel condition (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Floor (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Towbar (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Vehicle structure (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (28% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies) (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.029% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
    • 0.85% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Airbags
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (20% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.015% fail on Window
    • 0.059% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.074% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.015% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pump (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates (31% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Attachment (72% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.029% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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