Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.3% pass rate
from 456 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 14% fail on Component mounting (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Rear
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.66% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Axle beam
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.66% fail on Pipes (81% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.22% fail on Servos
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
    • 0.88% fail on Hub components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.44% fail on Cable
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.88% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.66% fail on Horn
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
  • 15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.88% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.22% fail on Body security
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.88% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.88% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Cap
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Free play
        • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.66% fail on Other components
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Pump
    • 0.44% fail on Steering control
      • 0.44% fail on Steering coupling (22 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Universal joint (24 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Condition

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