Ford Fusion MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.8% pass rate
from 11,858 tests in 2017
(7.0% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fusion is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0084% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0084% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0084% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (19% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.093% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Switch
    • 0.52% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Horn (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
      • 0.084% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0084% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 14% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Components (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Pipes (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.042% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0084% fail on Servos
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.025% fail on Operation (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0084% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
    • 0.067% fail on ABS (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Components
        • 0.034% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Restricted movement (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Condition
        • 0.0084% fail on Anti-slip
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage condition (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.54% fail on Front suspension joints (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Trailing arms (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Tie bars/rods (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.025% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Axles
      • 0.017% fail on Axle beam
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0084% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Emissions (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Free play
        • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Steering box
    • 0.86% fail on Power steering (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Pump
      • 0.042% fail on Rams
      • 0.017% fail on Drive system
    • 0.067% fail on Steering control
      • 0.042% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.025% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.025% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate (34% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0084% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.017% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Seats (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0084% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0084% fail on Load security
      • 0.0084% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Attachment (88% better than other 2003 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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