Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.5% pass rate
from 9,922 tests in 2020
(9.6% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 11% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 11% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 11% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.42% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.1% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Horn (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.030% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.010% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Cable
    • 0.85% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.071% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-lock braking system (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic stability control (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.020% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.081% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.081% fail on View to rear
      • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering linkage components (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering
      • 0.050% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.050% fail on Steering play
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.98% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Transmission (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.020% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.020% fail on Joints
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on System
      • 0.010% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.071% fail on Body
      • 0.050% fail on Other body component
      • 0.010% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.030% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
      • 0.010% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.010% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.010% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2011 cars)
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