Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.1% pass rate
from 19,431 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Visibility (75% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0051% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.036% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.036% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0051% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Position lamp (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0051% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0051% fail on Arm
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamp switch (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.093% fail on Horn
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Switch
    • 0.010% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.010% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0051% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0051% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0051% fail on Switch
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0051% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Rod
        • 0.0051% fail on Linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.087% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.046% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.021% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Lever (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hand lever (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic systems (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.010% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.093% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0051% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.082% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Driver's door (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.067% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0051% fail on Joints
    • 0.057% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0051% fail on Hose
    • 0.041% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.026% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
    • 0.010% fail on Seats
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0051% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0051% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0051% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0051% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0051% fail on Floor
  • 0.83% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0051% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0051% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.046% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.082% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0051% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering play
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0051% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.041% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0051% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Attachment (47% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0051% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0051% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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