Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2013
84.6% pass rate
from 16,247 tests in 2017
(8.9% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Rear lamps (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.098% fail on Horn
    • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
      • 0.0062% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.018% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0062% fail on Battery
    • 0.0062% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Size/type
    • 0.049% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.098% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.098% fail on Components
        • 0.086% fail on Hoses
        • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.062% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.037% fail on Locking devices (21 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on ABS
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.018% fail on Cable
  • 3.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Front
      • 0.0062% fail on Rear
    • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Front drive shafts (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Constant velocity joints (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on General condition
    • 0.0062% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
    • 0.0062% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.85% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Cap
      • 0.0062% fail on Pipe
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.037% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0062% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0062% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0062% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0062% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Attachment
  • 0.098% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.025% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0062% fail on Seats
      • 0.0062% 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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