Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 1998
44.0% pass rate
from 475 tests in 2020
(34% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.84% fail on Horn
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
  • 25% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
  • 17% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.63% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.21% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Visibility (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Mirrors (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.42% fail on Body
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.7% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
        • 0.21% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment

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