Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2001
46.7% pass rate
from 42,333 tests in 2017
(7.3% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.8% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (12% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale (42% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (19% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0094% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.38% fail on Battery (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Switch (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Tell tale
  • 24% fail on Suspension (7.5% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Presence (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Component mounting (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Subframe mounting (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (9.7% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (9.0% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Couplings
      • 0.021% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (72% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0024% fail on Condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0071% fail on Axles (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0024% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0024% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.0047% fail on General condition
    • 0.0047% fail on Fluid suspension (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0024% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0024% fail on Operation
    • 0.0024% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Brakes (7.2% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front wheels (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake imbalance (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.047% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (7.1% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Components (8.5% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Valves (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Cylinders (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Servos
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components (15% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (23% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.10% fail on Wheel cylinder (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Fitment
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.043% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on ABS (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Cable (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Lever
      • 0.0024% fail on Pivot
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic stability system (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0047% fail on Components (90% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0024% fail on Servos
    • 0.0094% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0047% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0047% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type (27% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0024% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (9.4% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Mirrors (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (7.0% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions (20% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on System (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on Cap (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
  • 5.9% fail on Steering (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering system (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.064% fail on Free play (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.0094% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0071% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering box
    • 0.98% fail on Power steering (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Rams
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
    • 0.071% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.061% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
      • 0.012% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0024% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0047% fail on Locking devices (86% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0024% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0024% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis
    • 0.39% fail on Doors (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (93% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0094% fail on Access panel
    • 0.028% fail on Body security
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mountings (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0047% fail on Spare wheel (87% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.021% fail on Towbars (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle structure (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Towbar

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