Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.8% pass rate
from 109,423 tests in 2020
(9.0% 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 (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0027% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (6.4% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (9.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (9.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Battery(ies) (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electrical wiring (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0037% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.00091% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.00091% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.00091% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 16% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Springs (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Mounting (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0018% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.0018% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.00091% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joints (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.00091% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.00091% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.00091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension rods (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0018% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0046% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.00091% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.00091% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (7.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0018% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (32% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0064% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0064% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0018% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0037% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.028% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Cable (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0018% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.52% fail on Rigid brake pipes (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.067% fail on Hand lever (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Valves (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0046% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.00091% fail on Servos
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Electronic stability control (94% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Parking brake control (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
    • 0.0027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.00091% fail on Operation
      • 0.00091% fail on Leaks
      • 0.00091% fail on Servos
    • 0.00091% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.00091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (4.2% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0037% fail on Window
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering component (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0037% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.27% fail on Steering gear (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Steering box
    • 0.087% fail on Steering play (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Steering box
    • 0.021% fail on Steering column (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Pipes and hoses (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Other components (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Rams
      • 0.00091% fail on Pump
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0018% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.00091% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0046% fail on Emission control equipment (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0027% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.00091% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.00091% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Catalyst emissions (8.6% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0073% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0046% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0018% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.00091% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Engine oil leaks (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Sound deadening material (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (7.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shaft (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Bearing housing (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.018% fail on Prop shafts (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Belts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Door condition (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Catch
        • 0.0055% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0018% fail on Pillar (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0055% fail on Catch
        • 0.00091% fail on Hinge
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.083% fail on Tank (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.14% fail on Body (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
      • 0.0037% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0018% fail on Pillar (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.00091% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Seats (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Driver's seat (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Engine mounting condition (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Bracket
    • 0.046% fail on Undertray
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.016% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0018% fail on Sub-frame (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.00091% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.00091% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0037% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.010% fail on Load security (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.00091% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0073% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0073% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0018% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0018% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.00091% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.00091% fail on Carrier
    • 0.00091% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (17% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Airbags
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0027% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0037% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0082% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0055% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0027% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.00091% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.00091% fail on Doors
      • 0.00091% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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  • 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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