Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 1999
45.7% pass rate
from 7,367 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.50% fail on Suspension arm (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp levelling device (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
      • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.041% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.22% fail on Cable
        • 0.014% fail on Pivot
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.52% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.068% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.027% fail on Valves
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic stability control (84% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.041% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.095% fail on Prop shafts (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Joints
      • 0.014% fail on Belts
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.64% fail on Body (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Panel (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
      • 0.095% fail on Tank
      • 0.068% fail on System
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (90% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
      • 0.095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Undertray
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Bracket
      • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.041% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.041% fail on Cabs
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Vehicle structure (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Carrier
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.014% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.014% fail on Floor
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.014% fail on Window
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition (12% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (16% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition (39% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.054% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.60% fail on Steering gear (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack (39% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.027% fail on Rams
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (29% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (56% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.027% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.014% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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