Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2002
51.4% pass rate
from 26,635 tests in 2020
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.8% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp levelling device (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0038% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0038% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (12% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0075% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Horn (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Battery(ies) (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.079% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0038% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0075% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0038% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0038% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0038% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (18% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage ball joints (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Brakes (4.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.098% fail on Plate brake tester (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0038% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (38% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0075% fail on Plate brake tester (84% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums (28% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (34% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0038% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Valves
      • 0.0075% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Lever (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Electronic stability control (98% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.011% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0075% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.0038% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.026% fail on Air and vacuum systems (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0038% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (8.6% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (11% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Mirrors (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.47% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0075% fail on Window
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (6.2% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.068% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0075% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0038% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0038% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0038% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0038% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.98% fail on Fluid leaks (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0038% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0038% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.060% fail on Prop shafts (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Belts
    • 0.96% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.89% fail on Doors (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other passenger's door (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.041% fail on Hinge (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Catch
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
        • 0.0038% fail on Hinge
    • 0.77% fail on Chassis
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.019% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on System
      • 0.038% fail on Hose
    • 0.55% fail on Body (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Panel (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.090% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Floor (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Carrier (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.026% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.0075% fail on Access panel (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0038% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.011% fail on Cabs
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0075% fail on Towbar (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0075% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0038% fail on Load limiters
      • 0.0038% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (14% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0038% fail on Other components
        • 0.0038% fail on Steering component
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.83% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.083% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.92% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.015% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.015% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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