Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.5% pass rate
from 38,297 tests in 2017
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.4% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0026% fail on Switch
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0078% fail on Switch
      • 0.0052% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (94% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0052% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0026% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps (13% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (32% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0052% fail on Switch (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.055% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Battery (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lamp (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Switch (97% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 20% fail on Suspension (8.4% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Component mounting (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Spring mounting (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (6.4% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Presence
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Couplings
      • 0.037% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (53% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Trailing arms (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Axles (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0052% fail on Clearance
      • 0.0026% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0078% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Bonded suspension (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Tie bars/rods (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0052% fail on Fluid suspension (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0026% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0026% fail on Suspension unit
  • 18% fail on Brakes (3.7% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (11% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels (10% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake imbalance (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.050% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Components (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Pipes (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.024% fail on Valves (95% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0078% fail on Servos
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Operation (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake calipers (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.016% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0052% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0052% fail on Brake back plates (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Fitment
    • 0.20% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Mechanical components (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Cable (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Lever
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Anti-slip (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability system (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Components
        • 0.0078% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0078% fail on Servos
        • 0.0026% fail on Hoses
      • 0.0026% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0078% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.0078% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.0026% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0026% fail on Warning
    • 0.0026% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (4.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (7.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0026% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (5.6% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions (11% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested (17% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Tank (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.091% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering component
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pump (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Drive system
    • 0.050% fail on Steering operation (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering control (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering column (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0078% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0078% fail on Locking devices (82% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0026% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0026% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.29% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Doors (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.69% fail on Vehicle structure (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers
    • 0.076% fail on Spare wheel (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.039% fail on Body security
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Access panel
      • 0.013% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0052% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0026% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0026% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0026% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0026% fail on Towbar
  • 0.0026% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0026% fail on Speed limiter plate
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  • Ford Fiesta (2002 - 2008)
    Good handling and comfortable ride. Tidy design. Reasonably spacious. Plenty of choice second-hand. Good reputation for reliability.

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