Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.0% pass rate
from 90,209 tests in 2017
(9.5% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0011% fail on Switch
    • 0.82% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0022% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0022% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (96% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Fog lamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Lamp (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.084% fail on Horn
    • 0.037% fail on Battery
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0089% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0022% fail on Trailer electrical socket (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (5.6% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0067% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (96% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Location (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0100% fail on Condition
      • 0.0022% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Front suspension joints (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.092% fail on Front
      • 0.039% fail on Rear (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0011% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.10% fail on Trailing arms (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0022% fail on Condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0078% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0078% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0011% fail on King pins
    • 0.0022% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0022% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0022% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0022% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0022% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0011% fail on General condition
    • 0.0011% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
    • 0.0011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0011% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0078% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0078% fail on Brake calipers (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.096% fail on Rear wheels (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0011% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Components (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Pipes (40% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Hoses (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.037% fail on Leaks (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.034% fail on Restricted movement (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on ABS (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Anti-slip (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Parking brake (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Electronic stability system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0044% fail on Free play
        • 0.0044% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0033% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0011% fail on Steering component
    • 0.0089% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0033% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0033% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0033% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0022% fail on Power steering (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0011% fail on Drive system
    • 0.0022% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0011% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.30% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on System (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Cap (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Hose
      • 0.0033% fail on Pipe
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate (25% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0033% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.084% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Body condition (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
    • 0.021% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0067% fail on Passengers other (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Drivers (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Body security
    • 0.0055% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0044% fail on Load security
      • 0.0022% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0011% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0011% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0022% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0022% fail on Chassis
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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