Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2013
74.5% pass rate
from 120,664 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.00083% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00083% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.00083% fail on Arm
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0033% fail on Switch
      • 0.0017% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.00083% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.00083% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.028% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.00083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0075% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.040% fail on Switch
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.84% fail on Springs (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs (56% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Coil spring (57% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Axle (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.00083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joints (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0099% fail on Linkage (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.00083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.00083% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.00083% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.00083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0091% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0050% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (9.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (9.9% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (90% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (80% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (12% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (11% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.00083% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0041% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.00083% fail on Cable
        • 0.00083% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.90% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (12% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0017% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0025% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.00083% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.085% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (87% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.00083% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (21% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.024% fail on Pedal (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.041% fail on Rigid brake pipes (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0025% fail on Valves
      • 0.00083% fail on Servos
    • 0.034% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00083% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.0075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0033% fail on Servos
      • 0.0017% fail on Leaks
      • 0.00083% fail on Operation
      • 0.00083% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.00083% fail on Valves
    • 0.00083% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.00083% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.00083% fail on Other components
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Mirrors (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.090% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.060% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.00083% fail on Window
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (88% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0033% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0017% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.59% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.00083% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.00083% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0075% fail on Non catalyst emissions (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0075% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0050% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0050% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0083% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0066% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0017% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0025% fail on Other components
        • 0.0017% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.00083% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.080% fail on Steering gear (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack (80% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.00083% fail on Steering box
    • 0.0041% fail on Power steering (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Operation
      • 0.00083% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0025% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0025% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.98% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.00083% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0033% fail on Prop shafts (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0033% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00083% fail on Belts
    • 0.097% fail on Bumpers (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.076% fail on Body (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Other body component (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Panel
      • 0.0041% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.00083% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0099% fail on Tank
      • 0.00083% fail on Hose
      • 0.00083% fail on System
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0099% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Front passenger's door (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Door condition (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Other passenger's door (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Driver's door (92% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.00083% fail on Door condition
        • 0.00083% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0083% fail on Undertray (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0041% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0033% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.00083% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0017% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0017% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.00083% fail on Load security
      • 0.00083% fail on Access panel
    • 0.00083% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.00083% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.00083% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0041% fail on Requirements
      • 0.00083% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.066% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0025% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.00083% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.00083% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.00083% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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