Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 1999
50.2% pass rate
from 1,513 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Mondeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Suspension arms (98% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.66% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.066% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (42% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
        • 0.066% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.066% fail on Valves
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.066% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.066% fail on Additional braking device
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp levelling device (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.066% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.066% fail on Joints
    • 1.2% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Body
      • 0.46% fail on Panel
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component
      • 0.066% fail on Body condition
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.066% fail on Hose
      • 0.066% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.066% fail on System
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.066% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.066% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar
      • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.13% fail on Cabs
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Airbags
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.066% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.066% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.066% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.066% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Attachment
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belt installation check (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Belt(s)/padding (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
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