Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.0% pass rate
from 55,878 tests in 2017
(5.3% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (2.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (7.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (7.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Tell tales (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (96% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0018% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.42% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Battery (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Components (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Pipes (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Hoses (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Reservoirs (34% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0054% fail on Valves (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Operation (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (4.4% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front wheels (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels (13% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake imbalance (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0018% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.0018% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake calipers (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Cable (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0018% fail on Lever
    • 0.050% fail on Service brake control components (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pedal (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0036% fail on Servos (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0018% fail on Operation
      • 0.0018% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0072% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0018% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 12% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Presence
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Fitment
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Component mounting (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Spring mounting (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on Tie bars/rods (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Axles (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0054% fail on Swivel joints/housing (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.0018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0036% fail on Other components
    • 0.0072% fail on Torque/reaction arms (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Condition
    • 0.0018% fail on General condition
    • 0.0018% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0018% fail on Suspension unit
  • 10.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (10.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.54% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0072% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (3.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Size/type (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (7.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Emissions (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on System (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hose (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Tank (97% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Free play (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Steering arm (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0036% fail on Steering pivot point (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.0018% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Other components (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pump (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
      • 0.0018% fail on Drive system
    • 0.045% fail on Steering control (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering column (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Steering coupling (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Universal joint (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Locking devices (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0018% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0018% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.40% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers front (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.048% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Access panel (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0036% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.036% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0036% fail on Spare wheel (87% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0018% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0018% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0036% fail on Towbars (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Towbar
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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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