Ford Fusion MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.9% pass rate
from 10,304 tests in 2020
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fusion is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Stop lamp (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Headlamp (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp levelling device (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Battery(ies) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0097% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (21% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Valves
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pedal (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-lock braking system (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Servos
      • 0.0097% fail on Leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
    • 0.0097% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 14% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0097% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.087% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Axle
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0097% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (8.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Spark ignition (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0097% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0097% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.99% fail on Compression ignition (24% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.039% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0097% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Bearing housing (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Prop shafts (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Joints
      • 0.019% fail on Belts
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.068% fail on Tank
      • 0.049% fail on Hose
      • 0.049% fail on System
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.049% fail on Bracket
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Front passenger's door (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Catch
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
        • 0.0097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.097% fail on Body (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other body component (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Panel
      • 0.0097% fail on Body condition
    • 0.058% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Chassis condition (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0097% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.039% fail on Seats (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0097% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0097% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0097% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0097% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0097% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.0097% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0097% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0097% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Rams
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering box
    • 0.049% fail on Steering play (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
      • 0.039% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0097% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0097% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0097% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0097% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0097% fail on Passenger grab handles
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  • Ford Fusion (2002 - 2012)
    Versatile interior. Easy to get in and out of. Reasonably sized load area with no lip. Four-star crash test rating, economical TDCI diesels.

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