Ford Fiesta MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.1% pass rate
from 121,782 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fiesta is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (98% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (75% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Individual direction indicators (72% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp levelling device (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (94% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0057% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Position lamps (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Position lamp (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0016% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0016% fail on Switch
    • 0.00082% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0033% fail on Mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0049% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.00082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.044% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.035% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Axle
    • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0082% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.00082% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0033% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0016% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.00082% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.00082% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.00082% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (12% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.062% fail on Condition of glass (26% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Windscreen (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on View to rear
      • 0.054% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0016% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.00082% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0025% fail on Cable
        • 0.0025% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.051% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0090% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.00082% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Parking brake control (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Lever
    • 0.043% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0066% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.00082% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.021% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.021% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (43% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0090% fail on Electronic stability control (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rigid brake pipes (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0033% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0033% fail on Other components
    • 0.0025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0016% fail on Leaks
      • 0.00082% fail on Servos
    • 0.00082% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.00082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 0.70% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0016% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0099% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0025% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.00082% fail on Other components
        • 0.00082% fail on Steering component
      • 0.00082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.036% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0025% fail on Other components
      • 0.00082% fail on Operation
    • 0.00082% fail on Steering column
  • 0.28% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.073% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Transmission (29% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts (28% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Joints (31% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.00082% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0025% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0025% fail on Joints
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.039% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0041% fail on Panel
      • 0.0016% fail on Body condition
      • 0.00082% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.034% fail on Seats (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0016% fail on Hinge (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Tank
      • 0.0025% fail on Pipe
      • 0.00082% fail on Hose
    • 0.0033% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0033% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0025% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0025% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0016% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0016% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.00082% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.00082% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.00082% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.00082% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.00082% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.067% fail on Attachment (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.00082% fail on Hubs
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0033% fail on Requirements
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.00082% fail on Airbags
      • 0.00082% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.0025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.00082% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.00082% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.00082% fail on Speedometer
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