Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.4% pass rate
from 9,933 tests in 2020
(2.2% 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.

  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (36% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Individual direction indicators (4.9% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.51% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Reversing lamps (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Reversing lamps (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.030% fail on Position lamps (2.2% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Position lamp (24% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (5.7% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (61% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (19% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (11% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested (5.8% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Flexible brake hoses (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes (30% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on View to rear (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Mirrors (83% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.070% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition of glass (29% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Window
    • 0.020% fail on Driver's view (69% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (6.2% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.4% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition (66% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Spark ignition (37% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (8.5% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested (72% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.010% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid leaks (38% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine oil leaks (20% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (14% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (0.81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Springs
      • 0.010% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.010% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.010% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (32% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.060% fail on Bumpers (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system (27% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (13% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body (7.1% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other body component (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Seats (14% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray (81% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (15% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.050% fail on Identification of the vehicle (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Registration plates (75% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.050% fail on Road Wheels (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2015 cars)
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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