Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2010
70.6% pass rate
from 84,741 tests in 2017
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0059% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0024% fail on Headlamp levelling device (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0047% fail on Switch
      • 0.0024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (8.0% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear lamps (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0012% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0012% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Fog lamp (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Tell tale (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.070% fail on Battery (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (8.3% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.0012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Trailing arms (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0047% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0047% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0012% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0035% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Bonded suspension (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Axles (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Swivel joints/housing (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0059% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0035% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0012% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0012% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0047% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (8.1% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (8.2% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake calipers (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0012% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front wheels (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Components (41% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (51% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Hoses (28% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0024% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.077% fail on Leaks (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Anti-slip (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0012% fail on Lever
    • 0.048% fail on Restricted movement (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Parking brake (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Fitment
    • 0.0059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0024% fail on Operation
      • 0.0024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0047% fail on Mechanical components (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Cable (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Lever
    • 0.0035% fail on Electronic stability system (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0012% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0012% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Track rod end (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Steering arm (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0083% fail on Other components
        • 0.0071% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0012% fail on Steering component
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.027% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Steering shaft (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0071% fail on Power steering (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0024% fail on Operation (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Rams
    • 0.0024% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on System (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0035% fail on Hose
    • 0.080% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Hubs
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers
    • 0.058% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Access panel (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.050% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers other (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Body security (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0035% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0035% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0012% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0035% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0024% fail on Requirements (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0024% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0012% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.0012% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0012% fail on Towbar
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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