Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.0% pass rate
from 15,202 tests in 2017
(11% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.59% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front lamps (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.0066% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.020% fail on Battery (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
      • 0.0066% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Rear wheels (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Components (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.033% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0066% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0066% fail on Valves
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.079% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.079% fail on Pedal
        • 0.079% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.026% fail on ABS (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 0.0066% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.43% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.0066% fail on Couplings
    • 0.41% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
      • 0.092% fail on Front
    • 0.099% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0066% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0066% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0066% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0066% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.092% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (48% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.086% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.066% fail on Body condition
    • 0.046% fail on Doors
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0066% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
    • 0.0066% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0066% fail on Chassis
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.039% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.0066% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.099% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Emissions (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Cap (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0066% fail on Emissions not tested
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford C-MAX (2010 - 2019)
    Neat styling. More practical than a Focus. Fine blend of ride comfort, handling and driver enjoyment. 1.6 TDCi emits 119g/km. High quality interior.
  • Ford Grand C-MAX (2010 - 2019)
    Seven seats as standard along with sliding side doors. Outstanding combination of ride and handling. Good range of low emission petrol and diesel engines.

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