Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.9% pass rate
from 65,151 tests in 2017
(7.2% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (3.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps (7.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0077% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0092% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0031% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0015% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Horn (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Tell tales (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Switch (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Battery (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Lamp (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension (5.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Subframe mounting (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage condition (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Presence
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Couplings (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints (9.4% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Sub-frames (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0092% fail on Torque/reaction arms (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0015% fail on Condition
    • 0.0077% fail on Axles (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Axle beam (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0015% fail on Clearance
    • 0.0077% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0061% fail on Fluid suspension (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0015% fail on Bellows
    • 0.0046% fail on General condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (3.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (9.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (5.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Components (6.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Pipes (9.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (11% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.014% fail on Valves (96% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Servos (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Pump
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (9.8% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.011% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake back plates (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Fitment
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.038% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0015% fail on Linkage
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cable (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Lever
      • 0.0031% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0031% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0015% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0015% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability system (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Components (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0031% fail on Servos (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Warning (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0031% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0015% fail on Warning
    • 0.0015% fail on Locking devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (7.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0015% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (6.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (9.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0077% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Steering system (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.0092% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0077% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0015% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.087% fail on Pipes and hoses (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pump (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
      • 0.0061% fail on Drive system
    • 0.074% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.038% fail on Steering control (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0077% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering column (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0046% fail on Locking devices (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0015% fail on Rear wheel steering
      • 0.0015% fail on Components
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (7.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on System (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Tank (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0031% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0031% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.85% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0015% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Vehicle structure (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Doors (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers other (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seats (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0061% fail on Drivers (96% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Load security (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Bootlid (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0015% fail on Access panel
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0015% fail on Hubs
  • 0.015% fail on Towbars (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle structure (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Towbar
  • 0.0015% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0015% fail on Speed limiter

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