Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.8% pass rate
from 8,546 tests in 2020
(7.7% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.059% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.047% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.012% fail on Horn
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.64% fail on Brake performance (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (99% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.070% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.070% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.035% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.035% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.91% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
    • 0.047% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.64% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.059% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.76% fail on Suspension
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Springs
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.023% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 0.47% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment
  • 0.27% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.023% fail on Transmission
      • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Joints
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.012% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.082% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Registration plates (65% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.070% fail on Steering
    • 0.035% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford Ka+ (2016 - 2020)
    Impressive levels of comfort and refinement. Spacious interior and large boot. Well-equipped as standard. Good ride and very comfortable.
  • 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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