Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.0% pass rate
from 70,760 tests in 2020
(2.8% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins and bushes (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Suspension arm (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (10% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (8.1% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.086% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.061% fail on Axles (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Axle (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on King pins
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0028% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Suspension unit
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0099% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0085% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (9.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (9.5% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0014% fail on Arm
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.0042% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0042% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.016% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Switch (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0057% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0042% fail on Reversing lamp switch (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (5.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0071% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (97% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (32% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (12% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (13% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Lever (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0014% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.97% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic stability control (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.94% fail on Rigid brake pipes (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake fluid (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0057% fail on Servos
      • 0.0042% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Servos
      • 0.0028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0028% fail on Leaks (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0071% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0014% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0014% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.0028% fail on Other components (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type (26% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (5.3% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0042% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0071% fail on Window
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0057% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0028% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.059% fail on Prop shafts (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Belts
      • 0.0014% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.48% fail on Integral vehicle structure (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0014% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.47% fail on Body (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Panel (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0028% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Catch
      • 0.099% fail on Front passenger's door (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Catch
        • 0.0014% fail on Hinge
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on Pipe (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on System (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Chassis
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0028% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.020% fail on Bracket
    • 0.066% fail on Undertray
    • 0.049% fail on Seats (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's seat (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.014% fail on Cabs
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0099% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0028% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0028% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0028% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0014% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0057% fail on Load security
      • 0.0028% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0014% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Other tailgate component
      • 0.0028% fail on Dropside (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Dropside condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.0057% fail on Floor
    • 0.0042% fail on Spare wheel (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0014% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (5.5% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (8.4% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested (18% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0099% fail on Other emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0057% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0042% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (37% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (35% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0057% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0028% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0014% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0014% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0014% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Transmission oil leaks (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.057% fail on Noise suppression (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Sound deadening material (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0085% fail on Other components
        • 0.0071% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0014% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0042% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0028% fail on Rear wheel steering (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Components
        • 0.0014% fail on Linkages
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering box
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.061% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.083% fail on Steering play (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering rack (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0071% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0014% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (12% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0057% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0014% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.0057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0028% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0028% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0028% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0028% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0014% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0014% fail on Doors
      • 0.0014% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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