Ford Fusion MOT Results

Registered in 2008
66.3% pass rate
from 10,701 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Fusion is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.019% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.019% fail on Front fog lamps (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.075% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.019% fail on Battery(ies) (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0093% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.056% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.00% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-lock braking system (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hand lever (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake control (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0093% fail on Servos
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0093% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Axles
      • 0.0093% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0093% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0093% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0093% fail on Suspension unit
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0093% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.065% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.019% fail on Bonnet (88% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Joints
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Tank
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
    • 0.093% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.075% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.019% fail on Bracket
    • 0.028% fail on Seats (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0093% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0093% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0093% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0093% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0093% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0093% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0093% fail on Doors
      • 0.0093% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0093% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Floor
    • 0.0093% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0093% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0093% fail on Undertray
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Engine oil leaks (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0093% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0093% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0093% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0093% fail on Undertray
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0093% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0093% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0093% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
      • 0.0093% fail on Pump
      • 0.0093% fail on Rams
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 0.075% fail on Attachment (79% better than other 2008 cars)
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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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