Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.8% pass rate
from 19,524 tests in 2020
(3.7% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.80% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.010% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0051% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.036% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0051% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0051% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0051% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0051% fail on Switch
    • 0.0051% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0051% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.072% fail on View to rear
      • 0.072% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.061% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.0051% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0051% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.072% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0051% fail on Valves
    • 0.041% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0051% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.031% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Flexible brake hoses (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0051% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0051% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0051% fail on Other components
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.00% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0051% fail on Springs
      • 0.0051% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0051% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0051% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.62% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Transmission (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.020% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0051% fail on Catch
    • 0.020% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Tank
      • 0.0051% fail on Pipe
    • 0.0051% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0051% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0051% fail on Undertray
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.051% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0051% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0051% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.051% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0051% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0051% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0051% fail on Speed limiter plate
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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