Ford Focus MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.6% pass rate
from 69,040 tests in 2020
(5.1% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Focus is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0014% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0087% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical equipment (72% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0029% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamps (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamps (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0029% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0014% fail on Switch
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (7.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Size/type (75% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.081% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0043% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0014% fail on Cable
        • 0.0014% fail on Lever
        • 0.0014% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0014% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.093% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.023% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0043% fail on Hand lever (91% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0087% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0029% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.013% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Lever (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0072% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0058% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0014% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0058% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0014% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0014% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.075% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.036% fail on View to rear
      • 0.033% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0029% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0029% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.67% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust emissions (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0014% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.32% fail on Spark ignition (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0014% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0029% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0043% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0043% fail on Undertray
  • 0.21% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.042% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0072% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0043% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Axles
      • 0.0014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0014% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0014% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0014% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0014% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates (20% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Body (84% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Panel
      • 0.0014% fail on Body condition
    • 0.042% fail on Transmission (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Joints (42% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.025% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.0058% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0043% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0029% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0058% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0043% fail on Seats (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0029% fail on Fuel system (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0014% fail on System
    • 0.0014% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0014% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0014% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0014% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0014% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.030% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.098% fail on Steering
    • 0.065% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.036% fail on Track rod end (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0029% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0014% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0014% fail on Operation
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0087% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0014% fail on Operation
      • 0.0014% fail on Other components
    • 0.0014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0014% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0014% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0014% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0014% fail on Anchorages

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