Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.3% pass rate
from 69,961 tests in 2017
(2.7% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0086% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp levelling device (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0086% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0014% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0057% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0014% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0014% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.059% fail on Battery (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0029% fail on Lamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Location (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Presence (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front drive shafts (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Constant velocity joints (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0043% fail on Couplings
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.47% fail on Trailing arms (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0057% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front
      • 0.074% fail on Rear (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Front suspension joints (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Radius arms (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0014% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Bonded suspension (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0029% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0086% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0014% fail on Axles
      • 0.0014% fail on Axle beam
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.067% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0043% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (96% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0014% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.043% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0043% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0014% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Front wheels (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear wheels (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Components (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Hoses (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.017% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.016% fail on Leaks (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Operation (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Fitment
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.096% fail on Pedal
        • 0.096% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0014% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.039% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
      • 0.0029% fail on Lever
      • 0.0014% fail on Linkage
    • 0.024% fail on Restricted movement (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0014% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on System (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Cap (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pipe (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Hose
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (30% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering system (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Free play
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.010% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0071% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0014% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pipes and hoses (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
      • 0.021% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0029% fail on Rams
    • 0.017% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0071% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering control (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0014% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0014% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0014% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.0014% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0057% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0014% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Drivers airbag (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Seats (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Body security
    • 0.0086% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0071% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0071% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0057% fail on Load security
      • 0.0029% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0029% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0014% fail on Spare wheel

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