Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2012
77.0% pass rate
from 15,944 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.00% fail on Direction indicators (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Flashing type (25% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators (24% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.025% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.025% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.094% fail on Pedal
      • 0.019% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.050% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Lever (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Flexible brake hoses (81% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.075% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0063% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.082% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.025% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0063% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0063% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Transmission (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Drive shafts (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Joints (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.056% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.056% fail on Joints
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.082% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.063% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Tank
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
    • 0.019% fail on Body
      • 0.013% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0063% fail on Panel
    • 0.019% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0063% fail on Door condition
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0063% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0063% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0063% fail on Load security
      • 0.0063% fail on Access panel
  • 0.95% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0063% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Engine oil leaks (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0063% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.056% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0063% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.031% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.0063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0063% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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