Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.3% pass rate
from 219 tests in 2020
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.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.46% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Axles
      • 0.46% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.46% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.46% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Cabs
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear
      • 0.91% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.46% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.46% fail on Window
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
    • 0.46% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.46% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.46% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.46% fail on Other components
    • 0.46% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.46% fail on Steering play
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Condition

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