Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.1% pass rate
from 81,348 tests in 2020
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.4% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0086% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0025% fail on Dipswitch (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (7.4% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (7.1% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0012% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.0049% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0049% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Battery(ies) (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.089% fail on Rear reflectors (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0086% fail on Hazard warning (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0012% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Springs (8.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (8.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (8.9% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Mounting (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bar (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0049% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.045% fail on Axles (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Axle
      • 0.0012% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0049% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Sub-frame (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0012% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0012% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (29% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (17% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (12% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (12% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Lever (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0012% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0012% fail on Pivot
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0025% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0061% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0025% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (11% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (38% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0098% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0049% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability control (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake fluid (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0037% fail on Valves
      • 0.0025% fail on Servos
      • 0.0012% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.070% fail on Flexible brake hoses (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0086% fail on Other components
      • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.0025% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0049% fail on Air and vacuum systems (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Servos
      • 0.0012% fail on Leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (4.3% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0025% fail on Window
  • 5.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (7.9% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (20% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (20% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (21% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0037% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.082% fail on Prop shafts (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Joints
      • 0.0025% fail on Belts
      • 0.0012% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.064% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Body (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.049% fail on Panel (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Other passenger's door (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
        • 0.0012% fail on Hinge
      • 0.045% fail on Front passenger's door (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Catch
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Catch
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Undertray (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.017% fail on Bracket
    • 0.037% fail on Seats (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Passenger's seat (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0012% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.028% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0061% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.021% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Chassis condition (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0061% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0061% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0037% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0037% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0037% fail on Load security
      • 0.0037% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0037% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0037% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0025% fail on Floor
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (39% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Emission control equipment (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0012% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.016% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (9.8% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.48% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0061% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0037% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0012% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0086% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.073% fail on Noise suppression (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Undertray
  • 0.84% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Locking devices (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Drag link end (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0037% fail on Other components
        • 0.0037% fail on Steering component
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Operation
      • 0.0037% fail on Steering box
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Pump (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Rams
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Electronic power steering (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0012% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0012% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.69% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0012% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.0037% fail on Hubs
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0086% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0061% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0025% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0012% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0012% fail on Speedometer

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