Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2004
50.6% pass rate
from 64,378 tests in 2017
(4.3% 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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (2.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Stop lamp (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (6.7% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0093% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0078% fail on Headlamp levelling device (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0062% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0016% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tell tale (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Horn (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Tell tales (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Switch (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Battery (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0078% fail on Trailer electrical socket (70% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0093% fail on Presence
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (7.7% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (8.0% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0016% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Subframe mounting (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Rear (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0093% fail on General condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0078% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0031% fail on Condition
      • 0.0031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0047% fail on Axles (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0031% fail on Fluid suspension (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0016% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance (4.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels (8.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0016% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (4.5% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components (4.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes (7.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0016% fail on Servos
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (9.6% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.025% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.014% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0078% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0016% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.97% fail on ABS
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake (14% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Cable (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
      • 0.0078% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0047% fail on Brake slack adjuster (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0016% fail on Stationary pin
      • 0.0016% fail on Pivot
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Components
        • 0.0078% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0016% fail on Servos
      • 0.0016% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0062% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0047% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0031% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0016% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0016% fail on Operation
    • 0.0016% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0016% fail on Warning
  • 10% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (4.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0062% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.6% fail on Steering (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Steering system (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.042% fail on Drag link end (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0062% fail on Steering pivot point (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0031% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pump (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Rams
      • 0.0062% fail on Drive system
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Steering control (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0078% fail on Steering column (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Steering coupling (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Universal joint (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0078% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0062% fail on Locking devices (83% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (6.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Tank (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on System (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on Cap (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Hose
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0016% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.62% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Body condition (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers other (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis
    • 0.068% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
    • 0.025% fail on Speedometer (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mountings (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Load security (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0062% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0016% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0016% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.0016% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0016% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0016% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0016% fail on Towbar
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  • Ford Focus (2004 - 2007)
    Superb blend of keen handling and ride comfort. Seats five in comfort. five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

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