Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.3% pass rate
from 65,349 tests in 2017
(5.8% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (40% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0015% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0015% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.023% fail on Rear (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Front suspension joints (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0015% fail on Condition
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0092% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0061% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0046% fail on Condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0015% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0015% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0046% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front lamps (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
      • 0.0015% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0046% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.023% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Battery (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0031% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Valve stem (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.012% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.45% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake imbalance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Components (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0061% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0015% fail on Valves
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
        • 0.043% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0031% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on ABS (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability system (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Components
        • 0.0015% fail on Servos
    • 0.0046% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0046% fail on Cable
    • 0.0031% fail on Restricted movement (95% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (16% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0077% fail on Bonnet (75% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions
    • 0.054% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.020% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0061% fail on System (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Cap (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0015% fail on Tank
  • 0.18% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0015% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0015% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.0015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.073% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0015% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0015% fail on Hubs
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Free play
        • 0.0077% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0015% fail on Other components
        • 0.0015% fail on Steering component
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.0077% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0046% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0061% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.092% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body condition
    • 0.021% fail on Doors (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0077% fail on Passengers front (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Drivers (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Seats (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0077% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0046% fail on Body security
    • 0.0031% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0031% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0015% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0015% fail on Spare wheel

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