Ford C-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.8% pass rate
from 18,788 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.0053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (76% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (76% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters (98% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0053% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Rear reflectors (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.016% fail on Horn
      • 0.0053% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0053% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0053% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal
      • 0.011% fail on Hand lever (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.021% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.011% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lever (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.011% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.069% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0053% fail on Window
  • 0.64% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.090% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0053% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0053% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0053% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
        • 0.0053% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0053% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.011% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.011% fail on Joints
    • 0.096% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0053% fail on Panel
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0053% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0053% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0053% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0053% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.059% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0053% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0053% fail on Springs
      • 0.0053% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0053% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 0.075% fail on Steering
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0053% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0053% fail on Operation
    • 0.0053% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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