Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 1999
44.3% pass rate
from 1,737 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 24% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 18% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Subframe mounting (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Location
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.058% fail on Front
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.12% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.058% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front wheels (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake performance (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Rear wheels (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.6% fail on Components
        • 5.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (75% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Wheel cylinder (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.058% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.46% fail on Cable
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
        • 0.058% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.058% fail on ABS
    • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.058% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.058% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.98% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
      • 0.058% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.058% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 17% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.058% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Body condition (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body security
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.058% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Tailgate
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Cap
      • 0.058% fail on Tank
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (30% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
        • 0.058% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Operation (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Rams
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)

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