Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.4% pass rate
from 106,443 tests in 2020
(7.2% worse 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (9.7% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.00094% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.84% fail on Position lamps (26% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Position lamp (26% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0038% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0038% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0094% fail on Reversing lamp switch (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.047% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0085% fail on Linkage (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Axle (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.00094% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0075% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.00094% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0019% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.00094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (5.1% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.00094% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.085% fail on View to rear
      • 0.083% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.061% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0028% fail on Window
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (26% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0028% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Cable (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.00094% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.95% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.00094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.00094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Rbt (91% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (90% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.00094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Master cylinder (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.00094% fail on Valves
    • 0.057% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Electronic stability control (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0066% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Hand lever (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Parking brake control (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lever (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Other components
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0085% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0075% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0038% fail on Other components
        • 0.0028% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.00094% fail on Steering component
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Operation
    • 0.015% fail on Steering play
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0056% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0038% fail on Power steering (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.00094% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.00094% fail on Other components
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0028% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0028% fail on Electronic power steering (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Steering shaft (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.00094% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.00094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.00094% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Spark ignition (15% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0075% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0019% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.00094% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.070% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Engine oil leaks (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0066% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0094% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0047% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.00094% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.00094% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0066% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Belts
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Body (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
      • 0.0019% fail on Body condition
      • 0.00094% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0056% fail on System
      • 0.0047% fail on Hose
    • 0.030% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Catch
      • 0.0056% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Door condition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Driver's door (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Door condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.00094% fail on Catch
    • 0.023% fail on Undertray
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0028% fail on Bracket
    • 0.011% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Load security
      • 0.00094% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.00094% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.00094% fail on Access panel
    • 0.00094% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.00094% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.00094% fail on Chassis
      • 0.00094% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels (50% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.00094% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.094% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.00094% fail on Airbags
      • 0.00094% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.0056% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0047% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0019% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.00094% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.00094% fail on Speedometer
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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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