Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2006
46.3% pass rate
from 13,733 tests in 2020
(23% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Sub-frames (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (29 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.99% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.98% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.74% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0073% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0073% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies) (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Main beam tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.073% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0073% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0073% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Strengthening plate (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Chassis (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis condition (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Doors (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Catch
      • 0.0073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.080% fail on System
      • 0.036% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
    • 0.39% fail on Body (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Panel (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.044% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Carrier (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Spare wheel condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Floor (29 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Cabs (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.051% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0073% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Undertray
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0073% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0073% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0073% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0073% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0073% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.080% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0073% fail on Window
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0073% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.066% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Rod
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Anti-lock braking system (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic systems (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Master cylinder (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Hand lever (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (39 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Other braking system component (51 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (101 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Lever (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.0073% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0073% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0073% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0073% fail on Servos
  • 7.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
    • 0.080% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0073% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0073% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0073% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0073% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0073% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0073% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0073% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0073% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
      • 0.0073% fail on Rams
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0073% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0073% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0073% fail on Linkages
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.073% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Steering column
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment (77% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (39 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Speedometer (42 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Anchorages

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