Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.6% pass rate
from 18,061 tests in 2020
(6.1% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Position lamp (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0055% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.100% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Horn (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0055% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.0055% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.039% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0055% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.0055% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket
      • 0.0055% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0055% fail on Axles
      • 0.0055% fail on Axle
    • 0.0055% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.066% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.066% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0055% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (8.0% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums (25% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.055% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hand lever (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pedal
    • 0.028% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0055% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0055% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0055% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0055% fail on Brake fluid
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.050% fail on Seats
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.044% fail on Doors
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0055% fail on Catch
      • 0.011% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0055% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0055% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.028% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0055% fail on Pipe
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0055% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis condition
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Compression ignition (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.017% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0055% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0055% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering component
    • 0.083% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.083% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering column
  • 0.42% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0055% fail on Requirements
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0055% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2012 cars)
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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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