Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.9% pass rate
from 20,604 tests in 2020
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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.71% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension units (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Bonded suspension unit (32 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.049% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0049% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.024% fail on Axles (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Axle
      • 0.0097% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (41 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0049% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
      • 0.0049% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.044% fail on Valves (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Master cylinder (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0049% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0049% fail on Operation
      • 0.0049% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0049% fail on Valves
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0049% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (44% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (35% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on All direction indicators (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.0097% fail on Rear reflectors (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0049% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0049% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0049% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.058% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.058% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0097% fail on Bonnet (91% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (10% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type (44% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (75% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Tank
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
      • 0.0049% fail on Pipe
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.078% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0049% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.068% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.044% fail on Door condition
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.063% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0097% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0097% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0097% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0049% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0049% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.86% fail on Catalyst emissions (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (90% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (98% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0049% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0049% fail on Undertray
  • 0.81% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0097% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.083% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Steering box
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.015% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0097% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0049% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.053% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0049% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0049% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.0097% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0097% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer
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