Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.2% pass rate
from 18,134 tests in 2017
(12% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear lamps (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual lamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0055% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Battery
    • 0.044% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0055% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Wheel cylinder (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake drums (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.46% fail on Components (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Cylinders (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Cable (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on ABS (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Component mounting (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Subframe mounting (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Spring mounting (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0055% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0055% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.083% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Trailing arms (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Axle beam (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Clearance
    • 0.039% fail on General condition (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Tie bars/rods (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (9.9% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on System
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0055% fail on Pipe
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering system (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Free play
        • 0.050% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering component
    • 0.044% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0055% fail on Operation
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0055% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.088% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.077% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.028% fail on Seats (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0055% fail on Passengers
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.022% fail on Chassis
    • 0.011% fail on Body security
    • 0.011% fail on Doors (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0055% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0055% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
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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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