Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2001
47.5% pass rate
from 25,080 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (14% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Suspension arm (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover (18% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.060% fail on Mounting
      • 0.096% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension rod (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.040% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Suspension unit
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Stop lamp (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
      • 0.0040% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0040% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp levelling device (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Hazard warning (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Switch (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0040% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0040% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0040% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0080% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.0040% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.100% fail on Plate brake tester (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0080% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0040% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0080% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs (19% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (45% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Cable (42% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
        • 0.0040% fail on Linkage
    • 0.64% fail on Flexible brake hoses (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Valves
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0080% fail on Servos
    • 0.39% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0040% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Electronic stability control (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
      • 0.0080% fail on Additional braking device
      • 0.0040% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0040% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0080% fail on Servos
      • 0.0040% fail on Valves
    • 0.0040% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0040% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Mirrors (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shaft (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Bearing housing (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.044% fail on Prop shafts (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Belts
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame condition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.90% fail on Chassis
      • 0.88% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.016% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.48% fail on Body (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Panel (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0080% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on System (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
      • 0.084% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.080% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0080% fail on Catch
      • 0.036% fail on Front passenger's door (72% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Seats (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's seat (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Vehicle structure (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.044% fail on Undertray
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting condition (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.032% fail on Cabs
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Floor (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Load security
      • 0.0080% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0080% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0040% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0040% fail on Carrier
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (21% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.096% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.0040% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0040% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0040% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition (38% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (56% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0080% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0040% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0040% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0080% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.0040% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0040% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0080% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0040% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0040% fail on Linkages
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.032% fail on Rams
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Operation
    • 0.096% fail on Steering play
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0040% fail on Steering box
    • 0.024% fail on Steering column
    • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0040% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0040% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Airbags (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.032% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.032% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages

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