Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 1999
42.6% pass rate
from 13,876 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (80% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (38% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Individual lamps (76% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Battery (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Lamp
  • 30% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Presence
    • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (10% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting (27% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Subframe mounting (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting (89% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Condition (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Location
    • 4.0% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (56% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (30% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tie bars/rods (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0072% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0072% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0072% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 21% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake performance (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Components (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Pipes (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (44% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Valves
        • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Servos
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Operation (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.079% fail on Wheel cylinder (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Anti-slip (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Condition (73% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS (78% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.27% fail on Cable
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.086% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.0072% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0072% fail on Leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (11% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust system (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions (21% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on System (65% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Cap (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
  • 12% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0072% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.4% fail on Steering (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering system (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack (28% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering component
        • 0.014% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Free play (82% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Power steering (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Operation (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.050% fail on Pipes and hoses (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drive system
      • 0.022% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.050% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering column
      • 0.014% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0072% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts (14% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0072% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0072% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag (65% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition (21% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Vehicle structure (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (92% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Load security (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Bootlid (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.014% fail on Access panel
    • 0.058% fail on Body security
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0072% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.043% fail on Towbars (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar

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