Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2014
76.8% pass rate
from 18,542 tests in 2020
(11% worse 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.

  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view (7.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on View to rear (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Mirrors (26% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition of glass (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Windscreen (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.4% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (35% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (19% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies) (36% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.097% fail on Reversing lamps (9.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Reversing lamps (0.026% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.0054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.0054% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (5.4% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings (76% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums (1.1% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (1.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (2.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance (9.6% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (77% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (74% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (24% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (23% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (10% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (16% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested (26% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (45% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-lock braking system (53% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability control (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.038% fail on Parking brake control (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems (7.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid (19% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs (33% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Valves
    • 0.027% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pedal
    • 0.027% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Additional braking device
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (3.5% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7.6% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (37% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (8.6% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0054% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.097% fail on Other suspension component (81% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.092% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Macpherson strut (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.016% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (1.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other leaks (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0054% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0054% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0054% fail on Undertray
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (5.0% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Prop shafts (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Joints (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Belts
    • 0.027% fail on Fuel system (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Bumpers (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Doors (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door (10% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (6.0% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0054% fail on Door condition
    • 0.022% fail on Seats (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Body (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0054% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0054% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint (92% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering (9.0% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (1.9% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0054% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0054% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.092% fail on Identification of the vehicle (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Registration plates (57% better than other 2014 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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