Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.7% pass rate
from 77,250 tests in 2020
(1.2% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.2% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Switch
      • 0.0052% fail on Semaphore (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Arm (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0052% fail on Dipswitch (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (9.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.83% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.0026% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0026% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
      • 0.074% fail on Battery(ies) (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Trailer electrical socket (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.044% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0013% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 19% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (9.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0013% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0013% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.0013% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0013% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Other suspension component (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.076% fail on Axles (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Axle
      • 0.0013% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.060% fail on Suspension rods (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0052% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0078% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (57% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (58% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.97% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (25% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (45% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0091% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0091% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0026% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.078% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Cable (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Lever (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0013% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic stability control (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake fluid (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.0065% fail on Valves
      • 0.0052% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.082% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Air and vacuum systems (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Servos (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0039% fail on Leaks (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Operation
    • 0.0065% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Other components (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0013% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0052% fail on Hand operated control valves (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (4.9% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0026% fail on Window
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (6.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shaft (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0039% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.060% fail on Prop shafts (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Joints (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Belts
    • 0.55% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Passenger's seat (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on System (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Hose (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.21% fail on Doors (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Other passenger's door (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Catch
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Door condition (30% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Catch
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition (36% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Catch
        • 0.0026% fail on Hinge
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0013% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Bumpers (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Undertray
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.010% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0091% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0013% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Safety device
    • 0.0091% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0078% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0013% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.0065% fail on Floor
    • 0.0039% fail on Load security
      • 0.0026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0013% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0026% fail on Spare wheel (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Carrier
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.8% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (9.6% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition (5.5% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (13% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested (19% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0026% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0026% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0026% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (18% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on Emission control equipment (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0078% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0039% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0013% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0052% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Locking devices (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Other components (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0013% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0013% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0013% fail on Components
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.097% fail on Pipes and hoses (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Rams
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Operation
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering box
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0026% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.0026% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0026% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0026% fail on Steering column
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0091% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0065% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0091% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0078% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0013% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0013% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.0013% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0013% fail on Doors
      • 0.0013% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors

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