Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.4% pass rate
from 13,480 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0074% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.089% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.052% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.045% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical equipment (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0074% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0074% fail on Horn
    • 0.0074% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0074% fail on Switch
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
    • 0.022% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0074% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.052% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0074% fail on Pedal
    • 0.059% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.059% fail on Lever
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0074% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0074% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0074% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0074% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.0074% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0074% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.052% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.037% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.037% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Springs (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (44% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Coil spring (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.052% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0074% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.045% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0074% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0074% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.030% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0074% fail on Requirements
    • 0.015% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0074% fail on Joints
    • 0.045% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0074% fail on Panel
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0074% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0074% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Doors
      • 0.0074% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0074% fail on Door condition
  • 0.082% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Registration plates (65% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.030% fail on Road Wheels (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.0074% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0074% fail on Doors
      • 0.0074% fail on Emergency exits
Read the Honest John Review

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