Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2014
87.7% pass rate
from 15,930 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0063% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.094% fail on Horn
    • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
      • 0.0063% fail on Lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0063% fail on Battery
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.99% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (47% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear wheels (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.082% fail on Components
        • 0.063% fail on Hoses
        • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0063% fail on Pipes
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0063% fail on Leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.031% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on ABS
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front drive shafts (67% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Couplings
    • 0.019% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Location
      • 0.0063% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Wheel bearings (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Front
      • 0.0063% fail on Rear
    • 0.0063% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.64% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Cap
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0063% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.075% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate (44% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.082% fail on Steering
    • 0.063% fail on Steering system
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0063% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.063% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.044% fail on Body condition
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0063% fail on Seats
      • 0.0063% fail on Passengers
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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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