Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.1% pass rate
from 93,962 tests in 2017
(3.3% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Switch
      • 0.0032% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0021% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.087% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0011% fail on Switch
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Fog lamp (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Tell tale (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Horn (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Battery (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0021% fail on Trailer electrical socket (84% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Presence
    • 0.39% fail on Trailing arms (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0032% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Rear (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0021% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Clearance
    • 0.054% fail on Tie bars/rods (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Bonded suspension (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Radius arms (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0053% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0011% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0011% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0021% fail on General condition
    • 0.0021% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0011% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0011% fail on Attachment
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (97% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Front wheels (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Brake operation (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.038% fail on Brake calipers (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0032% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0021% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Components (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pipes (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Hoses (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0043% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0011% fail on Pump
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal
        • 0.070% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Anti-slip (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on ABS (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Restricted movement (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Mechanical components (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Cable (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Lever
    • 0.0021% fail on Electronic stability system (97% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0011% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0011% fail on Operation
    • 0.0011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0011% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (7.5% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0021% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Free play (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Steering rack (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0032% fail on Other components
        • 0.0021% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0011% fail on Steering component
    • 0.034% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0011% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Operation (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Electronic power steering (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Pipes and hoses (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0011% fail on Other components
    • 0.0064% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on System
      • 0.023% fail on Cap (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0032% fail on Hose
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.70% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (29% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0011% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Requirements (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0021% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers other (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers
    • 0.045% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0032% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0011% fail on Loading door
    • 0.027% fail on Body security (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0043% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0043% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0011% fail on Spare wheel
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford Fiesta (2008 - 2013)
    Well built with an upmarket interior. Enjoyable and involving to drive. Cheap to run 1.6TDCI ECOnetic. Exceptional reliability record. Very few problems reported despite more than 500,000 sold.

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