Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 1999
46.4% pass rate
from 797 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension rod
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 7.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.13% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.75% fail on Lever
    • 0.75% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Joints (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Floor (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Cabs
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.13% fail on Carrier
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.50% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.50% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.88% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Other components
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Rams (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment

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