Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2015
80.6% pass rate
from 134,471 tests in 2020
(28% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (59% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamps (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0015% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (98% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.00074% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.56% fail on Direction indicators (85% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Flashing type (85% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0030% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.00074% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.00074% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.00074% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.070% fail on Horn
      • 0.0089% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0045% fail on Battery(ies) (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.00074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0074% fail on Switch
    • 0.00074% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (7.6% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.00074% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.00074% fail on Leaf spring
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (39% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0015% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.091% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Axle (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Wheel bearings (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.00074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.016% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.00074% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.00074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0022% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.00074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (20% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view (27% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear (36% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors (41% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass (30% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen (31% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Window
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0089% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Lever
        • 0.00074% fail on Pivot
        • 0.00074% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0059% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.00074% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.00074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.00074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.00074% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.00074% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.00074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.00074% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Lever (57% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Pedal (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.00074% fail on Servos
      • 0.00074% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.022% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.020% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-lock braking system (41% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.00074% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.0030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0022% fail on Servos
      • 0.00074% fail on Leaks
    • 0.00074% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.00074% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.00074% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (98% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0082% fail on Emission control equipment (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0074% fail on Catalytic converter (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.00074% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.00074% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0045% fail on Non catalyst emissions (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0030% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0022% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0015% fail on Undertray
      • 0.00074% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.88% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.00074% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.00074% fail on Other components
        • 0.00074% fail on Steering component
    • 0.050% fail on Steering gear (80% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack (86% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.00074% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.00074% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.068% fail on Transmission (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Joints (60% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0030% fail on Bearing housing (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.00074% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.00074% fail on Joints
      • 0.00074% fail on Belts
    • 0.045% fail on Seats (91% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Driver's seat (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.042% fail on Body
      • 0.033% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0045% fail on Panel
      • 0.0022% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Mounting fixings (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.033% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0015% fail on System
      • 0.00074% fail on Hose
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.013% fail on Doors (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0089% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0022% fail on Driver's door (77% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Hinge
        • 0.00074% fail on Catch
      • 0.0015% fail on Other passenger's door (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0067% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.00074% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0067% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0015% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.00074% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0015% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0015% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0030% fail on Requirements
    • 0.049% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates (35% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (19% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Attachment (37% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 0.0045% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0045% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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