Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2007
49.4% pass rate
from 19,248 tests in 2017
(28% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (44 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Component mounting (43 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Subframe mounting (58 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Spring mounting (34 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0052% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.90% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Couplings
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.18% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Axle beam (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Stub axle (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Tie bars/rods (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0052% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.0052% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on All position lamps (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Fog lamp (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Horn (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Hazard warning (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Tell tale (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors (79% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0052% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Pipes (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Reservoirs (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.47% fail on ABS
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Fitment
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Cable
      • 0.0052% fail on Linkage
    • 0.094% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.094% fail on Pedal
        • 0.094% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Restricted movement (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (86 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Components
        • 0.016% fail on Servos
    • 0.010% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0052% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0052% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0052% fail on Warning
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (26 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0052% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0052% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.042% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Spare wheel (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers
    • 0.094% fail on Speedometer (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Body security
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0052% fail on Engine mountings
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
      • 0.062% fail on Tank (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0052% fail on Hose
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.010% fail on Steering component (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0052% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Drive system
      • 0.010% fail on Pump
      • 0.0052% fail on Rams
    • 0.33% fail on Locking devices (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Steering operation (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Steering control (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate

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