Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.2% pass rate
from 15,250 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0066% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0066% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front lamps (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0066% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch
    • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.092% fail on Horn
    • 0.059% fail on Battery
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.0066% fail on Lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Front wheels (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Components
        • 0.066% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0066% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0066% fail on Leaks
    • 0.079% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.052% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on ABS
    • 0.020% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.020% fail on Cable
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0066% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0066% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0066% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0066% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Front
      • 0.0066% fail on Rear
    • 0.033% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Location
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on General condition (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.013% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.0066% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.0066% fail on Axles
      • 0.0066% fail on Clearance
    • 0.0066% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0066% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Emissions (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.033% fail on Cap
      • 0.0066% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0066% fail on System
    • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.098% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Requirements
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.059% fail on Doors
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
    • 0.046% fail on Body condition
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0066% fail on Drivers
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  • Ford Ka (2008 - 2016)
    Easy to drive and economical. Based on the Fiat 500 but handles much better. More room in rear than 500.

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