Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.3% pass rate
from 18,439 tests in 2020
(28% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (42 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.7% fail on Springs (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Sub-frames (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (39 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Stub axle (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies) (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.75% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0054% fail on Switch
      • 0.0054% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0054% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (32 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (37 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (39 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (40 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tank (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.049% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on System
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Body (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Mounting fixings (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Floor (62 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0054% fail on Hinge
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Spare wheel (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Carrier (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.098% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.087% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Cabs (31 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (37 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0054% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0054% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0054% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0054% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0054% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet (72% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0054% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0054% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Cable (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Lever
        • 0.0054% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.32% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.049% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Other braking system component (39 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (63 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake control (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Lever (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs (21 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Seat belts (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (36 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Airbags
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (14% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0054% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.081% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0054% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0054% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0054% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pump
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.049% fail on Steering play
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.033% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0054% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0054% fail on Doors
      • 0.0054% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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