Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.0% pass rate
from 10,228 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.088% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.088% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.059% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Position lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0098% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0098% fail on Horn
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Size/type
    • 0.059% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0098% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.049% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.049% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.039% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0098% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0098% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0098% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.020% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.020% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.68% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition (99% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0098% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.020% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0098% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.38% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0098% fail on Springs
      • 0.0098% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0098% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0098% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0098% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (71% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (94% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other components (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0098% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.029% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0098% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.30% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.088% fail on Transmission
      • 0.088% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
        • 0.0098% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.059% fail on Body
      • 0.029% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Panel
      • 0.0098% fail on Body condition
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0098% fail on Doors
      • 0.0098% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0098% fail on Catch
    • 0.0098% fail on Undertray
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.049% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.039% fail on Identification of the vehicle (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Registration plates (82% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0098% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0098% 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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