Ford Fusion MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.6% pass rate
from 9,703 tests in 2020
(9.5% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fusion is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp levelling device (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (16% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.052% fail on Side repeaters (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.082% fail on Battery(ies) (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 0.052% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.010% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 12% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
        • 0.010% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.69% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (87% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Axles (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Axle
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on Bonnet (75% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (8.9% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shaft (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.010% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.093% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.093% fail on Joints
      • 0.010% fail on Belts
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.031% fail on System
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.093% fail on Other body component
      • 0.072% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Other passenger's door (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Chassis (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Chassis condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
      • 0.021% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.021% fail on Integral vehicle structure (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.010% fail on Floor
    • 0.010% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.010% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.010% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.010% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
    • 0.072% fail on Steering play
      • 0.072% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering column
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (48% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Attachment (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.031% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.031% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.021% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
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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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