Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.5% pass rate
from 972 tests in 2020
(15% 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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Springs (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.82% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.62% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.72% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.31% fail on Suspension rod (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 17% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.62% fail on Lever
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.62% fail on Brake fluid (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.41% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.10% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.10% fail on Other braking system component
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (22 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.62% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (53% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.51% fail on Other body component
      • 0.21% fail on Panel
    • 0.62% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
        • 0.10% fail on Catch
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
    • 0.31% fail on Cabs
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Towbar
      • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.21% fail on Floor
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Visibility (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.51% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.10% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.82% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.72% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.51% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.31% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.21% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.10% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
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