Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2001
48.6% pass rate
from 11,930 tests in 2020
(8.9% 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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.075% fail on Suspension arm (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0084% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0084% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0084% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0084% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Axle (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0084% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.88% fail on Other suspension component (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.59% fail on Macpherson strut (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Suspension rods (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0084% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0084% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0084% fail on Suspension unit
  • 17% fail on Brakes (12% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0084% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0084% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0084% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (72% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.69% fail on Flexible brake hoses (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever (48% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability control (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0084% fail on Servos
    • 0.075% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.050% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.034% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0084% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.0084% fail on Other components
    • 0.025% fail on Load sensing valves (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Leaks
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (12% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (27% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp levelling device (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies) (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.49% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Switch
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Switch (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.034% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0084% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0084% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0084% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission (26% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (26% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.017% fail on Bearing housing (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
      • 0.0084% fail on Belts
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.4% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other body component (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Body condition
      • 0.017% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.77% fail on Doors (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Hinge
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Hinge
      • 0.067% fail on Other passenger's door (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.075% fail on Hose
      • 0.067% fail on System
    • 0.45% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Carrier (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Spare wheel condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Cabs
      • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.042% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.042% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Bracket
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0084% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0084% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.77% fail on View to rear (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0084% fail on Window
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view (54% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested (23% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0084% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.025% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0084% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0084% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.067% fail on Pump
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (56% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.017% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0084% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0084% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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