Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2015
85.0% pass rate
from 15,643 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.86% fail on Washers
    • 0.064% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on View to rear
      • 0.051% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.038% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.038% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0064% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0064% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.30% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.038% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0064% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.0064% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.070% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.026% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.0064% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
      • 0.013% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Valves (19 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0064% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.019% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0064% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0064% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0064% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0064% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.096% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.45% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.083% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.077% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0064% fail on Axles
      • 0.0064% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0064% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0064% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0064% fail on Suspension rod
  • 0.36% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
      • 0.0064% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0064% fail on Joints
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0064% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0064% fail on Load security
      • 0.0064% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0064% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0064% fail on Doors
      • 0.0064% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0064% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0064% fail on Undertray
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.077% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.038% fail on Track rod end (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0064% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0064% fail on Operation
    • 0.0064% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.058% fail on Identification of the vehicle (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Registration plates (74% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0064% fail on Anchorages
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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