Ford Sierra MOT Results

Registered in 1990
74.6% pass rate
from 528 tests in 2017
(32% better than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Sierra is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.76% fail on Battery
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate lamp (80% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.76% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.19% fail on Front
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 1.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.38% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.19% fail on Components
        • 0.19% fail on Servos
  • 4.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.95% fail on Pipe
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
    • 0.19% fail on Load security
      • 0.19% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.19% fail on Free play
        • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
        • 0.19% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.57% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Rams
    • 0.38% fail on Steering control
      • 0.38% fail on Steering column
  • 3.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (71% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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