Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2001
45.3% pass rate
from 21,637 tests in 2017
(10% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.069% fail on Location
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Fitment
    • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front drive shafts (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (39% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Couplings
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (70% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Swivel joints/housing (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0092% fail on King pins
      • 0.0046% fail on Clearance
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.092% fail on Tie bars/rods (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0046% fail on General condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 22% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 13% fail on Components (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.028% fail on Valves (95% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0092% fail on Servos
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.060% fail on Operation (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (8.1% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (64% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0092% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0092% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on ABS (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake control components (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Condition
        • 0.032% fail on Anti-slip (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Restricted movement (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0046% fail on Servos
      • 0.0046% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0092% fail on Electronic stability system (96% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (16% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (17% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0092% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0046% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tell tale (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Switch
        • 0.0092% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.49% fail on Horn (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Battery (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.074% fail on Hazard warning (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (6.2% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Mirrors (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers other (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mountings (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Body security
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Access panel
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Cap (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on System (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Tank
      • 0.079% fail on Pipe
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (20% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Other components
        • 0.0092% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0046% fail on Free play
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.66% fail on Power steering (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0092% fail on Rams
    • 0.051% fail on Steering operation (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering control (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate (37% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.0092% fail on Towbars (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0046% fail on Vehicle structure

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