Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.1% pass rate
from 1,687 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Mondeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Component mounting (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Subframe mounting (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (56% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Front
      • 0.59% fail on Rear
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.77% fail on Battery
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.059% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.059% fail on Lamp
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front wheels (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Components (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.059% fail on Valves
      • 0.83% fail on Leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.059% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.059% fail on Lever
      • 0.059% fail on Cable
  • 13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
  • 8.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Body condition (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.059% fail on Load security
      • 0.059% fail on Access panel
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Size/type
    • 0.059% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Free play
        • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering
      • 0.47% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Pump
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Towbars
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Attachment
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