Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.0% pass rate
from 7,703 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford B-Max is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.013% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.026% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.078% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.065% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.026% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
      • 0.013% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.013% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.87% fail on Visibility (69% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wipers (90% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.52% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (99% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.039% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.27% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.052% fail on Springs
      • 0.052% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.052% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.27% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.078% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.078% fail on Transmission
      • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
    • 0.078% fail on Body
      • 0.078% fail on Other body component
    • 0.026% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.091% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.026% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.026% fail on Belt(s)/padding (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.013% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.013% fail on Attachment
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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