Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.0% pass rate
from 102,092 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (94% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.00098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.00098% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.00098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.00098% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.00098% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Individual lamps (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.00098% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0020% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Horn
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.0088% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0029% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.018% fail on Battery
    • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (75% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Valve stem (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (82% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (15% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (14% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (22% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0078% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.64% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear wheels (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0020% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Components
        • 0.045% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Pipes
        • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0020% fail on Servos
        • 0.00098% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.054% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Operation
      • 0.0020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pedal (59% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Anti-slip (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Condition
      • 0.00098% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.00098% fail on Cable
    • 0.0059% fail on ABS (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.00098% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.00098% fail on Components
        • 0.00098% fail on Pipes
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.97% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0020% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0039% fail on Condition
      • 0.0020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Location
    • 0.085% fail on Front suspension joints (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Wheel bearings (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front
      • 0.031% fail on Rear
    • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.00098% fail on Condition
      • 0.00098% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Front drive shafts (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Constant velocity joints (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Couplings
    • 0.049% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.00098% fail on Condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Macpherson strut (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0020% fail on Axles
      • 0.00098% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.00098% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.00098% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 0.84% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0020% fail on Free play
        • 0.0020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.00098% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.00098% fail on Other components
        • 0.00098% fail on Steering component
    • 0.0078% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0049% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0020% fail on Power steering (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.27% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Cap (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0039% fail on System (77% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Registration plates and VIN (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate (42% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.071% fail on Body condition
    • 0.065% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Passengers
    • 0.014% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0020% fail on Drivers (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00098% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0098% fail on Body security
    • 0.0059% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0020% fail on Load security
      • 0.0020% fail on Access panel
    • 0.00098% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.00098% fail on Chassis
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (25% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment
      • 0.00098% fail on Requirements
    • 0.057% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0020% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2013 cars)

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