Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2004
48.9% pass rate
from 52,000 tests in 2020
(7.9% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (7.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0077% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
      • 0.0038% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0038% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Electrical equipment (14% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0096% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Hazard warning (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch (94% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 22% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (8.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (7.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0019% fail on Leaf spring
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Sub-frames (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Sub-frame (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.096% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.063% fail on Axles (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0058% fail on Axle (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (5.2% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (97% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0038% fail on Decelerometer (85% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.0038% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (9.1% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (9.2% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.046% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0038% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.0019% fail on Rod
        • 0.0019% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic stability control (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0038% fail on Valves
      • 0.0019% fail on Servos
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0096% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
      • 0.0019% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0096% fail on Air and vacuum systems (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Servos (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
    • 0.0019% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0019% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Drive shaft (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0077% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.096% fail on Prop shafts (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Joints (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Belts
    • 0.63% fail on Integral vehicle structure (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.48% fail on Body (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Panel (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.40% fail on Chassis
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.37% fail on Doors (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Catch
        • 0.0019% fail on Pillar
      • 0.075% fail on Front passenger's door (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Other passenger's door (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tank (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pipe
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on System (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.094% fail on Seats (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Bracket
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0038% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0019% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.015% fail on Cabs
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0096% fail on Floor
    • 0.0077% fail on Load security
      • 0.0077% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0058% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0019% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.0038% fail on Spare wheel (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 8.8% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Steering linkage components (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drag link end (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.0077% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0077% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0058% fail on Locking devices (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.81% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.054% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Steering box
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pump (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0096% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0058% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0019% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0019% fail on Universal joint
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (6.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility (6.5% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (10% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0058% fail on Window
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (20% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.013% fail on Other emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.0096% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0019% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.89% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0058% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0038% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0019% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0019% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.040% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0019% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0038% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.0038% fail on Hubs
  • 0.027% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0096% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0038% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0038% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0038% fail on Doors
      • 0.0019% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.0019% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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