Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2006
52.7% pass rate
from 4,453 tests in 2020
(7.9% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.090% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.022% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.022% fail on Arm
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.90% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.47% fail on Horn
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.045% fail on Battery(ies) (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.40% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.045% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Suspension arm (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Mounting (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.067% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.45% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
        • 0.16% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pivot
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake control (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Lever (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.47% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Anti-lock braking system (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.022% fail on Valves
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 7.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.090% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.31% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.27% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.067% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
      • 0.067% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.067% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.090% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.067% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Access panel
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.067% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.045% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Rams
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.97% fail on Road Wheels (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.022% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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