Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2000
47.6% pass rate
from 13,273 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.68% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (17% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (17% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.098% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.053% fail on Axles (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0075% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0075% fail on Suspension unit
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0075% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0075% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies) (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electrical wiring (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0075% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0075% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 17% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0075% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.083% fail on Brake drums (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.045% fail on Lever
        • 0.0075% fail on Rod
    • 0.56% fail on Load sensing valves (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.52% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.083% fail on Reservoirs (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Valves
      • 0.023% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0075% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.0075% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0075% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0075% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (8.1% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (42% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Bearing housing (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame condition (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Chassis (29% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis condition (29% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.55% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
      • 0.030% fail on Body condition
      • 0.015% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.098% fail on Door condition
      • 0.060% fail on Driver's door (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Door condition (58% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tank (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's seat (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.068% fail on Cabs
      • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.045% fail on Towbar (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Vehicle structure (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0075% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0075% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0075% fail on Load security
      • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Floor
    • 0.0075% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Mirrors (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0075% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.068% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.015% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0075% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.91% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.030% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (13% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components (36% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0075% fail on Steering component
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.098% fail on Pump (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.053% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (20% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment
    • 0.82% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Hubs
  • 0.053% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.053% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0075% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0075% fail on Doors
      • 0.0075% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0075% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0075% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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