Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.4% pass rate
from 1,088 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Mondeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
    • 9.8% fail on Prescribed areas (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Component mounting (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Location
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (51% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (53% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear
      • 0.37% fail on Front
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Axles
      • 0.092% fail on Clearance
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Components (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Pipes (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses
        • 0.18% fail on Valves
        • 0.092% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.83% fail on Leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Operation
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.74% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.092% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on ABS
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.092% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.092% fail on Cable
    • 0.092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.092% fail on Components
        • 0.092% fail on Pipes
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Battery (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 10% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (81% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (68% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
    • 3.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Washers (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.092% fail on Pipe
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.092% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Body condition (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.092% fail on Pump
  • 0.18% fail on Towbars
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
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