Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.6% pass rate
from 111,087 tests in 2017
(6.3% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.00090% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.00090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0027% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (97% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.00090% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.00090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.00090% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.00090% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Flashing type (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.00090% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Rear lamps (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.00090% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Horn
    • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.014% fail on Battery
    • 0.0027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0018% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0018% fail on Switch
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0018% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake discs (41% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0027% fail on Brake calipers (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0036% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.070% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Hoses
        • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.00090% fail on Servos
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0054% fail on Operation
      • 0.0027% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on ABS
    • 0.014% fail on Restricted movement (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Service brake control components (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Pedal (84% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Anti-slip (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0018% fail on Condition
    • 0.0054% fail on Electronic stability system (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0018% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.00090% fail on Linkage
      • 0.00090% fail on Cable
    • 0.00090% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.00090% fail on Components
        • 0.00090% fail on Hoses
  • 0.78% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Location
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0063% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.00090% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.00090% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Front (51% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Rear (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0036% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.00090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0027% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0027% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.00090% fail on Condition
    • 0.0027% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0018% fail on Condition
    • 0.00090% fail on General condition
    • 0.00090% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.00090% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.00090% fail on Component mounting
  • 0.23% fail on Steering (85% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0063% fail on Free play
        • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0045% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0018% fail on Other components
        • 0.0018% fail on Steering component
      • 0.00090% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0018% fail on Steering column
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (19% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested (73% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Cap (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0027% fail on Hose
      • 0.0018% fail on System (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.00090% fail on Tank
  • 0.16% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate (47% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Requirements
      • 0.00090% fail on Attachment
      • 0.00090% fail on Installation check
        • 0.00090% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.00090% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.042% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0027% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.074% fail on Body condition
    • 0.045% fail on Seats (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Passengers
    • 0.013% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0027% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0027% fail on Passengers other (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Body security
    • 0.0027% fail on Load security
      • 0.0018% fail on Access panel
      • 0.00090% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.00090% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.054% fail on Attachment (30% better than other 2014 cars)
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