Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.2% pass rate
from 21,174 tests in 2020
(4.7% 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.

  • 11% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0094% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0047% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.71% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
        • 0.0047% fail on Rod
        • 0.0047% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0047% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0047% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.052% fail on Pedal (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Valves (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0047% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.057% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Other braking system component (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0047% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0047% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0047% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 11% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0094% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.90% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.12% fail on Axle (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical equipment (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.090% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.0094% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0047% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0047% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0047% fail on Window
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type (58% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Prop shafts (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Joints
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.099% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.099% fail on Doors (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.033% fail on Catch (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.094% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Body
      • 0.061% fail on Other body component
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
    • 0.019% fail on Floor (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0047% fail on Bracket
    • 0.014% fail on Seats (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Driver's seat (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0094% fail on Cabs (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0047% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0047% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0047% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0047% fail on Load security
      • 0.0047% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0047% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0047% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0094% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.033% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0047% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0047% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.66% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.099% fail on Steering play (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Electronic power steering (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Power steering
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.0047% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0047% fail on Other components
    • 0.0094% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0047% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0047% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0047% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0094% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.0047% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0047% fail on Anchorages
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