Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.6% pass rate
from 74,083 tests in 2020
(5.3% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0013% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Semaphore (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Arm (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0013% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Battery(ies) (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0027% fail on Electrical wiring (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Reversing lamps (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0094% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0013% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0013% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0013% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (8.1% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.082% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0054% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0040% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Axles (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0027% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0027% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0013% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0013% fail on Other components
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.084% fail on View to rear
      • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0027% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.061% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.061% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.049% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
        • 0.0054% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (17% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0013% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-lock braking system (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Electronic stability control (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pedal
      • 0.036% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Lever (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0067% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0013% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0013% fail on Servos
    • 0.0013% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0013% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.0013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0013% fail on Other components
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0027% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0027% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.72% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (22% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested (39% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0081% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0013% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0027% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.085% fail on Fluid leaks (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Engine oil leaks (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Transmission (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts (15% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Joints (14% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Joints
      • 0.0027% fail on Belts
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0094% fail on Panel
      • 0.0027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.074% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on System
      • 0.0094% fail on Hose
    • 0.063% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Doors (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0040% fail on Catch
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Door condition (72% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0027% fail on Catch
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Catch
    • 0.045% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Seats (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0067% fail on Passenger's seat (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0054% fail on Load security
      • 0.0040% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0013% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0040% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0027% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0013% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0013% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0013% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0013% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0013% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0013% fail on Floor
    • 0.0013% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.45% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0081% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0081% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0040% fail on Other components
        • 0.0027% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0013% fail on Steering component
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Operation
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
      • 0.0040% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0027% fail on Pump
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0013% fail on Steering column
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0040% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Hubs
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0027% fail on Requirements
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0054% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.0067% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0040% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0027% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0013% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0013% fail on Speedometer

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