Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.4% pass rate
from 17,534 tests in 2017
(5.4% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.71% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.046% fail on Battery (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0057% fail on Lamp
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.034% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.063% fail on Wheel cylinder (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0057% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0057% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Components (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Cylinders (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Stationary pin (84 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on ABS (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Locking devices (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Service brake control components (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Condition
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0057% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage condition (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Front (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Rear (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Location
    • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Spring mounting (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.023% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on General condition (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0057% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0057% fail on Condition
    • 0.0057% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0057% fail on Axles
      • 0.0057% fail on Axle beam
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0057% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Cap (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on System
    • 0.080% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Free play
        • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0057% fail on Other components
        • 0.0057% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0057% fail on Drive system
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0057% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0057% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0057% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.068% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Doors
      • 0.063% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0057% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.068% fail on Body condition
    • 0.040% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0057% fail on Passengers
    • 0.011% fail on Body security
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