Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2002
39.7% pass rate
from 14,168 tests in 2017
(22% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 42% fail on Suspension (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 24% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 17% fail on Component mounting (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Subframe mounting (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 8.0% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Couplings
      • 0.014% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Axle beam (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Swivel joints/housing (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0071% fail on King pins
    • 0.20% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0071% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on General condition
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0071% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0071% fail on Suspension unit
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.4% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (85% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0071% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Battery (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Horn
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Switch
        • 0.042% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Lamp (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0071% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 15% fail on Seat belts (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0071% fail on Requirements
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag (87% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Components (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (28% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Reservoirs (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Valves (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (47% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
        • 0.0071% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 0.085% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0071% fail on Servos
      • 0.0071% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on ABS (99% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers front (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers other (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers
    • 0.092% fail on Body security
    • 0.049% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
  • 11% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.0071% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0071% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering damper
    • 3.2% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pipes and hoses (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
      • 0.035% fail on Drive system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering control
      • 0.071% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Cap (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Pipe
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (54% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate (43% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0071% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0071% fail on Vehicle structure

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