Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2011
76.5% pass rate
from 14,723 tests in 2017
(4.5% 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.

  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0068% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear lamps (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (39% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Fog lamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Battery
    • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0068% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (8.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.10% fail on Front
      • 0.020% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Location
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Axle beam (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on General condition
    • 0.0068% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0068% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0068% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0068% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.034% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0068% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.041% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.041% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on ABS (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (94% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.095% fail on Cap
    • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0068% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0068% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0068% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0068% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0068% fail on Free play
        • 0.0068% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0068% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0068% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0068% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0068% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0068% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.088% fail on Body condition
    • 0.054% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0068% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
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    Easy to drive and economical. Based on the Fiat 500 but handles much better. More room in rear than 500.

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