Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.1% pass rate
from 59,176 tests in 2017
(3.1% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (3.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (14% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0017% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0051% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0051% fail on Switch (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0034% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 0.25% fail on Battery (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Rear reflectors (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Trailer electrical socket (80% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Front (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Couplings
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Component mounting (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Spring mounting (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0017% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.014% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0034% fail on Clearance
      • 0.0017% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0017% fail on King pins
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0084% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0017% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0068% fail on General condition
    • 0.0068% fail on Bonded suspension (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0017% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0017% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Components (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Pipes (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Hoses (35% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0017% fail on Pump
        • 0.0017% fail on Valves
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0051% fail on Brake back plates (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Wheel cylinder (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.85% fail on ABS (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.030% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Mechanical components (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Cable (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Lever
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.010% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0017% fail on Valves
      • 0.0034% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0084% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0017% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0017% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (5.7% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Size/type (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Steering (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Track rod end (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Free play (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0017% fail on Steering box
    • 0.66% fail on Power steering (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Rams
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Drive system
    • 0.051% fail on Steering operation (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering control (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0051% fail on Steering column (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Steering coupling (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Universal joint (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0068% fail on Locking devices (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (6.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (9.6% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Cap (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on System (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0084% fail on Hose
      • 0.0051% fail on Tank (96% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers other (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers front (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Vehicle structure (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Access panel (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0051% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0034% fail on Dropside (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0017% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0034% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0034% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0017% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.92% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (64% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.0051% fail on Towbars (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0017% fail on Vehicle structure
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