Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2010
62.7% pass rate
from 98,740 tests in 2020
(9.4% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Semaphore (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Arm
        • 0.0010% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0010% fail on Switch
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Switch (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0061% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment (23% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
      • 0.045% fail on Battery(ies) (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0020% fail on Trailer electrical socket (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0010% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0010% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0020% fail on Mounting (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints (25% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (29% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Anti-roll bar (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.64% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0071% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0020% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0010% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0030% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (8.3% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0091% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Lever (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0010% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0091% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0030% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0010% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (71% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0020% fail on Decelerometer (79% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hand lever (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.017% fail on Master cylinder (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Servos
      • 0.0010% fail on Valves
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Lever (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Servos
      • 0.0020% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0061% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0051% fail on Other components
      • 0.0010% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0010% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0010% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0010% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0010% fail on Window
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0061% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0030% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0010% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0010% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0041% fail on Emission control equipment (73% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0020% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0010% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0010% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (26% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Engine oil leaks (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.041% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
      • 0.019% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (10% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Bearing housing (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Joints (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0010% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.0081% fail on Belts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (22% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tank (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on System (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Hose
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Other body component (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Panel
      • 0.0041% fail on Mounting fixings (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0010% fail on Pillar
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Front passenger's door (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition (45% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0010% fail on Catch
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Boot lid (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Boot lid condition (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0030% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Access panel (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0030% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0010% fail on Loading door
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0061% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0010% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0020% fail on Spare wheel (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.0010% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0020% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Other components
        • 0.0051% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0030% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0061% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0020% fail on Rear wheel steering (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0010% fail on Components
        • 0.0010% fail on Linkages
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Steering box
    • 0.075% fail on Steering coupling (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Flexible coupling (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Steering column (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Other components (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Operation (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0010% fail on Pump
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0051% fail on Electronic power steering (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0010% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (27% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0051% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0020% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0081% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.0030% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0030% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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