Ford Mondeo MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.8% pass rate
from 31,250 tests in 2020
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Mondeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0096% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (9.5% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (9.2% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0064% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (12% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (12% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.064% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Horn (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Battery(ies) (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Switch
      • 0.0032% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0032% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.0096% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0096% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0064% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0064% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0064% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0032% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0032% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 13% fail on Suspension (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joints (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0032% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0032% fail on Torsion bar
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Axles (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Axle
      • 0.0032% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0032% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.045% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0032% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0032% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (6.5% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Cable (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Rod
        • 0.0032% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0032% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0032% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.93% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Lever (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0064% fail on Valves
      • 0.0032% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.058% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0096% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0064% fail on Other components
      • 0.0032% fail on Additional braking device
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.099% fail on Other emission control equipment (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0032% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0064% fail on Particulate filter (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0032% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0032% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0032% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0096% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.026% fail on Undertray
      • 0.019% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Passenger's seat (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0096% fail on Prop shafts (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Belts
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on System
      • 0.032% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
      • 0.013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.096% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other passenger's door (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Catch
      • 0.038% fail on Front passenger's door (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0096% fail on Driver's door (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Bumpers (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0096% fail on Engine mounting condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.016% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
      • 0.013% fail on Other towbar components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0032% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0032% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0032% fail on Load security
      • 0.0032% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0032% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
      • 0.0032% fail on Steering box
    • 0.88% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Other components (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
      • 0.0032% fail on Pump
    • 0.074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0096% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0032% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0032% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0032% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.76% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0064% fail on Airbags (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.016% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0096% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0064% fail on Speed limiter (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0032% fail on Speed limiter plate
  • 0.0096% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0064% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0032% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford Mondeo (2007 - 2015)
    Very good to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Reasonable value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.
  • Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 - 2015)
    Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge load capacity. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic models.

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