Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.9% pass rate
from 46,318 tests in 2020
(11% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Stop lamp (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0043% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (9.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
      • 0.0022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Horn
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0086% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0022% fail on Arm
    • 0.045% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0086% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 23% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (7.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs (8.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (7.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.091% fail on Mounting (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0022% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.93% fail on Sub-frames (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.082% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.071% fail on Axles (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0022% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0022% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (5.2% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8.0% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0043% fail on Decelerometer (83% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0086% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (19% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0022% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (10% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (14% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.030% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (31% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Lever
        • 0.0065% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0022% fail on Rod
        • 0.0022% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.78% fail on Flexible brake hoses (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0043% fail on Valves (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Servos
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.030% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.015% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0022% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
      • 0.0022% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.028% fail on Load sensing valves (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0043% fail on Servos (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (37% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (37% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0065% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0022% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.086% fail on Prop shafts (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Joints (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.0022% fail on Belts
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Sub-frame (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Sub-frame condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.41% fail on Doors (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Other passenger's door (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Catch
      • 0.060% fail on Front passenger's door (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Catch
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.022% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.0065% fail on System (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.099% fail on Seats (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Cabs (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Bracket
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Floor
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0022% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.019% fail on Towbar (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Vehicle structure (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Coupling
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility (4.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (8.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (7.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Mirrors (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0086% fail on Window
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.3% fail on Steering (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering linkage components (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.0086% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0065% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0022% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering box
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pump (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0086% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0065% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0022% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0022% fail on Steering shaft
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.1% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (6.8% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Emission control equipment (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Catalytic converter (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0065% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0022% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.054% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.73% fail on Compression ignition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (34% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0043% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0022% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0022% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0022% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.76% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.080% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0022% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.66% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0022% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Hubs
  • 0.056% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0022% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0022% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0086% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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