Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2013
84.8% pass rate
from 13,121 tests in 2017
(10% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0076% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front lamps (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Rear lamps (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.084% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0076% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0076% fail on Switch
    • 0.0076% fail on Battery
    • 0.0076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.73% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0076% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.35% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.076% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.061% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0076% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Components
        • 0.053% fail on Hoses
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0076% fail on Operation
    • 0.053% fail on Parking brake (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on ABS
    • 0.0076% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0076% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.0076% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0076% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.0076% fail on Location
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0076% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0076% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.023% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Front
      • 0.0076% fail on Rear
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.0076% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.0076% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0076% fail on Axles
      • 0.0076% fail on Axle beam
  • 0.50% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Installation check (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0076% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering system (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0076% fail on Free play
        • 0.0076% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0076% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering column
  • 0.14% fail on Registration plates and VIN (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate (54% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.091% fail on Body condition
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0076% fail on Seats
      • 0.0076% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0076% fail on Load security
      • 0.0076% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Emissions
    • 0.030% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Hose
      • 0.0076% fail on Pipe
    • 0.0076% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.030% fail on Road Wheels (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Attachment (86% better than other 2013 cars)
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  • 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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