Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.4% pass rate
from 10,759 tests in 2020
(7.2% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0093% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.62% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0093% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical equipment (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0093% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0093% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0093% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0093% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Suspension (7.5% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0093% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.42% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (98% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.028% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0093% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0093% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0093% fail on Suspension unit
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0093% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0093% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0093% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions (97% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0093% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0093% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0093% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.0093% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0093% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Lever
        • 0.0093% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0093% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.96% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0093% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0093% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.074% fail on Hand lever (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.084% fail on Parking brake control (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Lever (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0093% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.056% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0093% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering gear (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0093% fail on Operation
      • 0.0093% fail on Rams
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0093% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0093% fail on Window
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0093% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0093% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0093% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.065% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Tank
      • 0.0093% fail on System
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Seats
      • 0.0093% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0093% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0093% fail on Steps
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0093% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0093% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0093% fail on Drivers airbag
Read the Honest John Review

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