Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.5% pass rate
from 17,414 tests in 2020
(7.6% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0057% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.023% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on Axle (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0057% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators (34% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.77% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Position lamp (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.25% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0057% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.098% fail on Horn (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Switch
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Rod
        • 0.0057% fail on Clevis joint
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0057% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0057% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.098% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Lever (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.057% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.052% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pedal (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0057% fail on Valves
    • 0.0057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0057% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0057% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0057% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0057% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0057% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0057% fail on Joints
      • 0.0057% fail on Belts
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.080% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0057% fail on Tank
    • 0.098% fail on Doors
      • 0.069% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0057% fail on Door condition
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.040% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0057% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0057% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0057% fail on Chassis condition
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.70% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.64% fail on Steering (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage components (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0057% fail on Other components
        • 0.0057% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.046% fail on Steering gear (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0057% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0057% fail on Operation
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0057% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.48% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0057% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
  • 0.0057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0057% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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