Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2014
77.7% pass rate
from 16,944 tests in 2020
(2.9% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.1% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (0.25% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (2.4% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators (3.0% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type (3.1% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (4.2% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators (6.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (22% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Position lamps (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Position lamp (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Reversing lamps (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Reversing lamps (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors (12% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type (8.0% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (26% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Cable (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0059% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0059% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.089% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.083% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested (38% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (13% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (99% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic systems (96% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-lock braking system (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability control (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (14% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5.8% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Flexible brake hoses (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on View to rear (45% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Mirrors (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view (14% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass (22% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (16% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment (21 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid leaks (19% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Engine oil leaks (59% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.94% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.094% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Axles (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.60% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0059% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0059% fail on Joints
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers (18% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Front passenger's door (26% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (23% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door (47% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other body component (1.6% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray (28% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0059% fail on Tank
    • 0.0059% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0059% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0059% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0059% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment (48% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (0.53% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (3.8% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Requirements
    • 0.071% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0059% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0059% fail on Other components
        • 0.0059% fail on Steering component
    • 0.053% fail on Steering gear (4.0% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack (9.9% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0059% fail on Operation
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates (39% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer
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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