Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 1998
43.4% pass rate
from 1,009 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 23% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Subframe mounting (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Spring mounting
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.1% fail on Rear (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Macpherson strut (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front drive shafts (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.20% fail on Axles
      • 0.20% fail on Axle beam (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Front wheels (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.3% fail on Components
        • 5.9% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.099% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.099% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.099% fail on Cable
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.099% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.59% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.099% fail on Lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Installation check
        • 0.099% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (85% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Wipers (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Body condition (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (46% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.099% fail on Rams
    • 0.50% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering coupling (35 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Universal joint (36 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment

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