Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.9% pass rate
from 8,662 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.88% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front lamps (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.012% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.046% fail on Battery
    • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.023% fail on Horn
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.012% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Location
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front
    • 0.058% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (26 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.42% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.035% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Hoses
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.081% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
        • 0.081% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.023% fail on ABS
    • 0.023% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.012% fail on Cable
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.046% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.012% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering
      • 0.012% fail on Drive system
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.046% fail on Body condition
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on System
    • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
Read the Honest John Review

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