Ford Kuga MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.2% pass rate
from 13,489 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Kuga is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical equipment (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.015% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0074% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.067% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0074% fail on Cable
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.074% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0074% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0074% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.067% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.0074% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0074% fail on Leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.18% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0074% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.089% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0074% fail on Suspension rod
  • 0.63% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0074% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0074% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.10% fail on Spark ignition (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 0.59% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.015% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.015% fail on Joints
    • 0.082% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on System
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0074% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0074% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0074% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.015% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.096% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0074% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0074% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford Kuga (2013 - 2020)
    Class-leading handling, practical and spacious interior, plenty of examples to choose from.
  • 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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