Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.3% pass rate
from 79,977 tests in 2017
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (2.5% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (9.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (9.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (9.7% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0025% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0013% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on All direction indicators (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Hazard warning (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Lamp (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Switch (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 20% fail on Suspension (4.5% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Location
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage condition (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Presence
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Couplings (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.84% fail on Component mounting (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Subframe mounting (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0013% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Bonded suspension (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0050% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.0013% fail on Condition
    • 0.0013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0013% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0013% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0013% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0013% fail on Axles
      • 0.0013% fail on Axle beam
  • 11% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (3.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Brake operation (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.013% fail on Brake back plates (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0025% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Pipes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0063% fail on Servos
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.069% fail on Leaks (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on ABS (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.015% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Lever
      • 0.0025% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0013% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0013% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Components (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Servos (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0038% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0063% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0050% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.0013% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.0038% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0013% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0013% fail on Warning
    • 0.0013% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (4.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.086% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (8.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0025% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (10.0% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cap (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on System (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Hose
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Free play (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Steering rack (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Other components (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering pivot point (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering component
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Rams
      • 0.0075% fail on Drive system
    • 0.061% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0050% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0038% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0025% fail on Steering column (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0063% fail on Locking devices (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Body condition
    • 0.33% fail on Doors (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers front (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Seats (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Drivers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0063% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0013% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0063% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0013% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.0050% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0050% fail on Towbar
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