Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.1% pass rate
from 16,891 tests in 2020
(1.8% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford C-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (9.4% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Washers (8.6% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Driver's view (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass (1.6% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen (0.46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on View to rear (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Mirrors (22% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings (2.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs and drums (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (74% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2.8% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp) (5.6% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (12% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance (17% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested (22% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid (92% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.036% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-lock braking system (32% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4.3% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Flexible brake hoses (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0059% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0059% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Individual direction indicators (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (17% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (17% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical equipment (39% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Horn (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors (29% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid leaks (3.8% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Engine oil leaks (30% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0059% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Noise suppression (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0059% fail on Undertray
  • 0.36% fail on Body, chassis, structure (0.75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (76% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts (4.2% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Bumpers (76% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Seats (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.030% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on System
    • 0.018% fail on Body (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other body component (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.018% fail on Doors (35% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (34% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Catch
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Wheel bearings (3.2% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0059% fail on Springs
      • 0.0059% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0059% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0059% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (12% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (1.2% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (41% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.089% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering linkage components (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Other components
        • 0.0059% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.018% fail on Steering gear (0.50% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (7.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.083% fail on Road Wheels (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Attachment (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2016 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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