Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2008
55.1% pass rate
from 19,116 tests in 2017
(21% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Horn (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Battery (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Switch
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale (34 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Prescribed areas (53 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Component mounting (54 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Subframe mounting (59 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Location
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front
    • 0.77% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Trailing arms (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front drive shafts (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Axle beam (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Clearance (38 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0052% fail on King pins
    • 0.094% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Tie bars/rods (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.010% fail on General condition
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.099% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.93% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Reservoirs (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Pipes (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.010% fail on Pump (30 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Servos
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.010% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Cable (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.089% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
        • 0.089% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Restricted movement (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (78 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Components
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0052% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on System (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Cap
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Hose
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (36 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0052% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0052% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.058% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Vehicle structure (36 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis (36 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
    • 0.047% fail on Body security
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Load security
      • 0.010% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0052% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Free play
        • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering component
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.021% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering column
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2008 cars)
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  • Ford Ka (2008 - 2016)
    Easy to drive and economical. Based on the Fiat 500 but handles much better. More room in rear than 500.

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