Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2013
76.6% pass rate
from 15,496 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0065% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Individual direction indicators (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.097% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.052% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0065% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (75% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0065% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.097% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0065% fail on Linkage
    • 0.039% fail on Axles
      • 0.039% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.032% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.47% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.097% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.090% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.084% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0065% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.090% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0065% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.019% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-lock braking system (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.0065% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Compression ignition (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0065% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0065% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0065% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0065% fail on Undertray
  • 0.90% fail on Steering (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering linkage components (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.026% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.013% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Joints
    • 0.077% fail on Body
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0065% fail on Panel
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.045% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0065% fail on Catch
      • 0.0065% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0065% fail on Pipe
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.058% fail on Identification of the vehicle (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Registration plates (78% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% 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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