Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.5% pass rate
from 913 tests in 2020
(9.9% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension arm
    • 7.8% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.99% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.66% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.55% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.88% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Tyres (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.88% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Noise suppression (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Undertray (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.66% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.66% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Panel
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Undertray
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.11% fail on Cabs
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.99% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.99% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates
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