Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.9% pass rate
from 80,259 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0037% fail on Dipswitch (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Switch
      • 0.0012% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0012% fail on Arm
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (6.8% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp (6.6% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Battery(ies) (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0025% fail on Trailer electrical socket (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0012% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0025% fail on Main beam tell-tale (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0100% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0025% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0075% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 13% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Suspension arm (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Mounting (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0012% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Axles (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Axle
      • 0.0025% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0025% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.040% fail on Sub-frame (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0100% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0100% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0025% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0087% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0025% fail on Operation
  • 13% fail on Brakes (3.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (21% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (17% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0025% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer (78% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (12% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (11% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (8.9% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (25% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer (72% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (13% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp) (12% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance (20% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable (36% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Lever (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0025% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0012% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0012% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.94% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (14% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0062% fail on Electronic stability control (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Lever (18% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.32% fail on Flexible brake hoses (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.017% fail on Valves
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0025% fail on Servos
      • 0.0025% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.085% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
      • 0.0037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0025% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0012% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0100% fail on Air and vacuum systems (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Servos (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Leaks (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Operation
    • 0.0012% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0012% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Size/type (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shaft (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Bearing housing (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.041% fail on Prop shafts (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Halfshafts
      • 0.0012% fail on Belts
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
      • 0.055% fail on Pipe
      • 0.051% fail on System
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
    • 0.38% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's seat (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Sub-frame (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Sub-frame condition (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Chassis
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.037% fail on Panel (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0025% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Engine mounting condition (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Bracket
    • 0.091% fail on Doors (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Driver's door (38% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Hinge
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Catch
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0025% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Cabs
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0050% fail on Load security
      • 0.0037% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0012% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0025% fail on Towbar (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0025% fail on Floor
    • 0.0025% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0012% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0012% fail on Carrier
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.8% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.039% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0075% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0025% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0025% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.87% fail on Compression ignition (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0087% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0025% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0025% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Transmission oil leaks (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0100% fail on Undertray (60% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Locking devices (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering arm (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Other components
        • 0.0037% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering component
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pump (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear (18% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering box
    • 0.060% fail on Steering play (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0037% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0025% fail on Steering wheel (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Seat belts (11% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.036% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0025% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0087% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0050% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0037% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0062% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0062% fail on Speedometer
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