Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2002
46.4% pass rate
from 63,588 tests in 2017
(8.1% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.4% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps (13% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.86% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (44% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0079% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0094% fail on Switch (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators (94% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0079% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 0.49% fail on Battery (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Lamp (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 24% fail on Suspension (10% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.091% fail on Spring mounting (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (8.4% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Presence
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (7.3% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6.1% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Location (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Couplings (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.0016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0094% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Fluid suspension (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0047% fail on Axles (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Axle beam (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0031% fail on General condition
    • 0.0016% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0016% fail on Operation
  • 18% fail on Brakes (6.9% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels (6.6% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0016% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 7.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Components (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses (8.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Valves (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0016% fail on Servos
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Operation (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components (17% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.028% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.016% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Fitment
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.036% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cable (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Lever
      • 0.0031% fail on Linkage
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Components (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0031% fail on Servos (88% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0016% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0016% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0016% fail on Cylinders/actuators
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0047% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability system (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0031% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0016% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0016% fail on Operation
  • 11% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (7.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0016% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (12% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Bonnet (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0031% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (6.0% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on System (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Tank (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering system (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.094% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Drag link end (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Other components
        • 0.0063% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0031% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0016% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0016% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.63% fail on Power steering (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pipes and hoses (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pump (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Rams
      • 0.0047% fail on Drive system
    • 0.055% fail on Steering operation (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering control (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0079% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0016% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0016% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Vehicle structure (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Chassis (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Seats (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Load security (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0063% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0031% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0016% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.0016% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0016% fail on Hubs
  • 0.027% fail on Towbars (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle structure (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Towbar

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