Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2008
64.3% pass rate
from 74,556 tests in 2017
(3.5% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear lamps (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Switch
      • 0.0054% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0054% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0054% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.040% fail on Switch (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Tell tale (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Rear reflectors (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Battery (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0040% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0054% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Location (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Presence
    • 0.52% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Constant velocity joints (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0040% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Front suspension joints (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Prescribed areas (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Component mounting (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Subframe mounting (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Trailing arms (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Sub-frames (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0013% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.0067% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0054% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0013% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.011% fail on Radius arms (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0080% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0067% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0013% fail on Other components
    • 0.0040% fail on Bonded suspension (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0040% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0027% fail on General condition
    • 0.0027% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Brake operation (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0040% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.43% fail on ABS (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.091% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Restricted movement (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Mechanical components (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Cable (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Lever
    • 0.0080% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0067% fail on Components
        • 0.0067% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0013% fail on Warning
    • 0.0067% fail on Electronic stability system (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0027% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0027% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Emissions (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Cap (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0067% fail on Hose
      • 0.0040% fail on Tank (76% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (8.2% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Free play
        • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0040% fail on Other components
        • 0.0027% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0013% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0013% fail on Steering box
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Rams (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Pump
      • 0.0027% fail on Drive system
    • 0.066% fail on Steering operation (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0040% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0040% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0040% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0013% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0040% fail on Locking devices (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.52% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.066% fail on Engine mountings (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Doors (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers other (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Load security (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Access panel (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0054% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0040% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0013% fail on Spare wheel

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