Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.3% pass rate
from 9,345 tests in 2020
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.021% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.90% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.021% fail on Axles (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.71% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.011% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Engine oil leaks (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.043% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.096% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.096% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability control (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.054% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Lever (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.043% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.032% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering gear (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.83% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.096% fail on Power steering
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.096% fail on Steering play
      • 0.096% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.021% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Tank
      • 0.064% fail on System
      • 0.021% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.096% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.086% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.075% fail on Undertray
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.011% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.011% fail on Coupling
    • 0.011% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.011% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
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