Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2001
39.8% pass rate
from 7,214 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 41% fail on Suspension (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 26% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 19% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 10% fail on Subframe mounting (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 6.8% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Condition (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear
      • 0.17% fail on Front (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Radius arms (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Axles (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Axle beam (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.097% fail on Tie bars/rods (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.028% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on General condition
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.3% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (64% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (27% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Battery (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Individual lamps (56% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Switch
      • 0.055% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.083% fail on Lamp
      • 0.069% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 17% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.4% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
        • 0.028% fail on Valves (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.028% fail on Brake calipers (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.014% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (19 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake control components (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on ABS (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Servos
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Restricted movement (91% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Doors (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers other (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Access panel
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer
  • 11% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.014% fail on Steering box
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 3.1% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pipes and hoses (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
      • 0.014% fail on Drive system
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.083% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering column
    • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Emissions (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.069% fail on System (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (58% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate (35% better than other 2001 cars)

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