Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2005
41.6% pass rate
from 20,464 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Suspension (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 21% fail on Prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Subframe mounting (38 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Spring mounting (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Location
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
      • 0.37% fail on Front (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0049% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0049% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.18% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Swivel joints/housing (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0049% fail on King pins
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on General condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0049% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Individual lamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on All direction indicators (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.39% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hazard warning (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Switch
      • 0.039% fail on Lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Components (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Pump (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0098% fail on Servos
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.93% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Restricted movement (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
        • 0.0049% fail on Hoses
      • 0.0049% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0049% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0049% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0049% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.098% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (92% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (9.2% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Body condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure (21 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis (21 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers front (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers other (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Spare wheel (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.073% fail on Passengers
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body security (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Engine mountings (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Load security
      • 0.0049% fail on Access panel
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on System (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
      • 0.029% fail on Tank (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Free play (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
        • 0.0049% fail on Steering component
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
      • 0.0049% fail on Pump
    • 0.23% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.083% fail on Steering control
      • 0.049% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.015% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0049% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (62% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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