Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.4% pass rate
from 3,535 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.057% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Springs
      • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.085% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.057% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.74% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Engine oil leaks (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.085% fail on Cable
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.028% fail on Pivot
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.71% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.085% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.057% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.085% fail on Power steering
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.057% fail on Steering play
      • 0.057% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.085% fail on Joints
        • 0.028% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.028% fail on Belts
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.085% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
      • 0.085% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.085% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.085% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Bracket
      • 0.028% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.057% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component
    • 0.028% fail on Chassis
      • 0.028% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.028% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.028% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford Kuga (2008 - 2013)
    Best handling crossover apart from Mazda CX-7. Comes with useful split tailgate. Economical 2.0 TDCI engine. Two-wheel drive version available which emits just 156g/km.

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