Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2004
40.4% pass rate
from 21,161 tests in 2017
(26% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 38% fail on Suspension (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 23% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Subframe mounting (26 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Spring mounting (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 9.2% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0095% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.17% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Tie bars/rods (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.0095% fail on General condition
    • 0.0047% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.5% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0047% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Fog lamp (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
        • 0.014% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.40% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.066% fail on Lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Switch (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0047% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Components (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes (15% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
        • 0.024% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0047% fail on Pump
        • 0.0047% fail on Valves
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.033% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake calipers (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0047% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.82% fail on ABS
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake control components (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (41 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.0047% fail on Linkage
    • 0.085% fail on Restricted movement (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0047% fail on Servos
      • 0.0095% fail on Operation
      • 0.0095% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0095% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0095% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0047% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0047% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (73% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Vehicle structure (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers other (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Body security (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0047% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0047% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.024% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0095% fail on Engine mountings (87% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (7.3% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.043% fail on Tank (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other components (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Rams
      • 0.0047% fail on Pump
    • 0.38% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0047% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Hubs
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate (21% better than other 2004 cars)

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