Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.1% pass rate
from 17,465 tests in 2020
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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type
    • 0.052% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.6% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0057% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0057% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0057% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0057% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums (32% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0057% fail on Cable
    • 0.35% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.080% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0057% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0057% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0057% fail on Lever
    • 0.0057% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.011% fail on View to rear (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0057% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0057% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0057% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0057% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.61% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0057% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0057% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.040% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0057% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Axles
      • 0.017% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.069% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.040% fail on Doors
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
      • 0.0057% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Tank
      • 0.0057% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0057% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.011% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0057% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.074% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.017% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0057% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0057% fail on Operation
  • 0.097% fail on Identification of the vehicle (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Registration plates (58% better than other 2014 cars)
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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