Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 2000
48.3% pass rate
from 2,459 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Mondeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bar (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (57% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Springs (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.081% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
  • 18% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.081% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (42% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Cable
        • 0.041% fail on Pivot
    • 0.89% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp levelling device (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.37% fail on Horn
      • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (28% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Joints (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Doors (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.041% fail on Catch
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.73% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.69% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Panel
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.081% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
      • 0.041% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.041% fail on System
    • 0.41% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Towbar
      • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.081% fail on Cabs
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 9.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Requirements
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.041% fail on Airbags
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (17% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (67% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.081% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.041% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.041% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Size/type (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering column
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer
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