Ford B-Max MOT Results

Registered in 2016
86.4% pass rate
from 7,226 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.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Individual direction indicators (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2.3% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.055% fail on Reversing lamps (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Reversing lamps (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors (66% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical equipment (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Horn (22% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Position lamp
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type (65% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (1.4% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (0.78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.069% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance (23% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (37% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal (23% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hand lever (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Lever (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Flexible brake hoses (6.8% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5.6% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Visibility (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on View to rear (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Driver's view (5.0% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.014% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.71% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Spark ignition (7.4% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.32% fail on Compression ignition (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.042% fail on Fluid leaks (82% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.66% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Coil spring (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6.3% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Exhaust system (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Body
      • 0.014% fail on Other body component
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (14% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (8.4% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.042% fail on Identification of the vehicle (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Registration plates (78% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Road Wheels (82% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% 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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