Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.5% pass rate
from 2,599 tests in 2017
(12% 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 B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front lamps (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.038% fail on Battery
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.96% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.038% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.038% fail on Front
    • 0.038% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.038% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.46% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.077% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.077% fail on Leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions
    • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.35% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.038% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
  • 0.15% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford B-MAX (2012 - 2017)
    Sliding side doors and no central pillar mean unimpeded access. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Engines include 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol. Decent drive.

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