Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2005
57.3% pass rate
from 58,417 tests in 2017
(5.2% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (3.0% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (6.6% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Rear lamps (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0034% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0034% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Headlamp levelling device (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0017% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0034% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0017% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0034% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0017% fail on Switch
      • 0.0017% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Fog lamp (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0017% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Battery (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Rear reflectors (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0086% fail on Trailer electrical socket (68% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment (97% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Front drive shafts (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Couplings
      • 0.014% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.69% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension joints (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0017% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.017% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0034% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.034% fail on Radius arms (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Condition
      • 0.0017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0051% fail on Gas suspension (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Suspension unit (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on General condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Components (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0051% fail on Pump
        • 0.0017% fail on Servos
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake imbalance (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake calipers (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0051% fail on Brake back plates (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0017% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.87% fail on ABS
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Fitment
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Lever
    • 0.010% fail on Air and vacuum systems (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Components
        • 0.0086% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0017% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0086% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0051% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0017% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0017% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0017% fail on Operation
    • 0.0017% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0017% fail on Operation
    • 0.0017% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0017% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0034% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (8.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Size/type (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cap (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on System (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0068% fail on Hose
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering arm (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Free play (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0086% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0017% fail on Steering component
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pump (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Rams
      • 0.0017% fail on Drive system
    • 0.055% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.010% fail on Steering control (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0051% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0051% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers other (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Vehicle structure (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Access panel (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0017% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0017% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0017% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.86% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0017% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0017% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.29% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag (73% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Hubs
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