Ford Sierra MOT Results

Registered in 1989
80.6% pass rate
from 526 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Sierra is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.76% fail on Springs
      • 0.76% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.57% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.38% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.76% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (78% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.57% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.95% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.76% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.57% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
  • 6.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Pipe
      • 0.38% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.76% fail on Chassis
      • 0.76% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (57% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (64% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.19% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Tyres
    • 0.57% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type

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