Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 1997
52.9% pass rate
from 675 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (49% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.59% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.59% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Other braking system component
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Tank
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.74% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.74% fail on Body
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
    • 0.74% fail on Doors
      • 0.59% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.59% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.15% fail on Floor
    • 0.15% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Washers (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.89% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
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