Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2003
42.5% pass rate
from 8,902 tests in 2020
(22% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Suspension (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.090% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.3% fail on Springs (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Bonded suspension units (27 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension unit
        • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket
      • 0.011% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.011% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 4.0% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Sub-frame (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.7% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.89% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Axle
      • 0.022% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.067% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (21% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.034% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Individual direction indicators (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.045% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.045% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.090% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.034% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Other braking system component (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (74 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.034% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Lever (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.022% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.9% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Belts
    • 0.47% fail on Floor (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.056% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Mounting fixings (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pillar
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.079% fail on Pipe
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on System
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
    • 0.35% fail on Spare wheel (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Carrier (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Spare wheel condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.090% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.079% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.090% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
  • 11% fail on Visibility (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.034% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (97% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Airbags
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.1% fail on Steering (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.090% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
        • 0.034% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
      • 0.022% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.034% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (55% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.090% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)

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