Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.5% pass rate
from 10,071 tests in 2020
(8.3% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (72% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.040% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0099% fail on Axles
      • 0.0099% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0099% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0099% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Individual direction indicators (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.020% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.020% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Cable
    • 0.56% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
      • 0.030% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.089% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.079% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.050% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0099% fail on Lever
    • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake fluid
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.089% fail on View to rear
      • 0.089% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.040% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.020% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.73% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Transmission (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.020% fail on Joints
    • 0.099% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on System
      • 0.0099% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.079% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Doors
      • 0.030% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0099% fail on Catch
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0099% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0099% fail on Panel
    • 0.020% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0099% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0099% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0099% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0099% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Undertray
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0099% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.099% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0099% fail on Steering column
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0099% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.0099% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0099% 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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