Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2002
43.8% pass rate
from 6,218 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 35% fail on Suspension (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 20% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.016% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 4.6% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.93% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Axle
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.048% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (19% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Battery(ies) (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Horn
      • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.032% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Strengthening plate (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.016% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.096% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Tank (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on System
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
    • 0.61% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts (85% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Belts
    • 0.47% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.048% fail on Body condition
      • 0.016% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.42% fail on Bumpers (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.39% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Carrier (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Spare wheel condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.064% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.016% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Flexible brake hoses (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Servos
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.048% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.016% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.064% fail on Parking brake control (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Lever (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.064% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-lock braking system (95% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 10% fail on Visibility (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.016% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.064% fail on Driver's view (70% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Steering box
    • 2.2% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.064% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering component
        • 0.016% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.34% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Steering column
    • 0.032% fail on Steering lock (34 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.096% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.032% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.032% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.032% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.032% fail on Anchorages

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