Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 1998
41.0% pass rate
from 922 tests in 2017
(26% 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.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamp aim (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Headlamp (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.54% fail on Tell tales (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Battery
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 30% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage condition (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.87% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.33% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 20% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.3% fail on Components
        • 6.4% fail on Pipes (70% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Cylinders (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
        • 0.43% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.98% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on System
  • 12% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Tread depth (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.98% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.33% fail on Pump (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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