Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.6% pass rate
from 76,500 tests in 2020
(4.9% worse 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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 10.0% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0052% fail on Spring saddle (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Leaf spring
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0026% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0013% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0065% fail on Axles (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0026% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0013% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0013% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp levelling device (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0026% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.89% fail on Position lamps (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Position lamp (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Horn (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Battery(ies) (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0065% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Reversing lamps (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.025% fail on Rear reflectors (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0065% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0039% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0026% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (5.3% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.0013% fail on Lever
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0078% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (81% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0026% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.089% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0026% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability control (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0092% fail on Hand lever (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0092% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.030% fail on Flexible brake hoses (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Parking brake control (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Lever (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0013% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0026% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.73% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0078% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0039% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0026% fail on Other emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0013% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0078% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0065% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.084% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0052% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Transmission
      • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Joints (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0026% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.021% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0039% fail on Panel
      • 0.0013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.042% fail on Bumpers (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray
    • 0.029% fail on Doors (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Catch
      • 0.010% fail on Other passenger's door (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Door condition (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0013% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.025% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.0052% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0026% fail on System (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Driver's seat (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Passenger's seat (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0039% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0026% fail on Other boot lid component
      • 0.0013% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0026% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0026% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0013% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0013% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0013% fail on Load security
      • 0.0013% fail on Access panel
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0026% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0052% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.071% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0078% fail on Operation
    • 0.021% fail on Power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.0065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0052% fail on Other components
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0065% fail on Electronic power steering (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0013% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0013% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0013% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0026% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0026% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0026% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.0026% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0026% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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