Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2006
54.4% pass rate
from 4,211 tests in 2017
(8.4% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Stop lamp (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.095% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.047% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Hub components (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.024% fail on Fitment
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Components (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.047% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.024% fail on Cable
  • 10% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Location
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front
      • 0.095% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.095% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
        • 0.024% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.047% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.047% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.024% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.83% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.31% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.095% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.095% fail on Chassis
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
    • 0.047% fail on Load security
      • 0.047% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.047% fail on Towbars (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
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