Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.4% pass rate
from 3,119 tests in 2020
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.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.032% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.032% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Springs (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.064% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.032% fail on Axles
      • 0.032% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.064% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.51% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.096% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.064% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.096% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.064% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.032% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.90% fail on Compression ignition (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.032% fail on Undertray
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.096% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.90% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.032% fail on Panel
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
    • 0.032% fail on Undertray
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.096% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
  • 0.032% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.032% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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