Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2007
58.3% pass rate
from 9,011 tests in 2017
(5.4% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (21% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Battery (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Trailing arms (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Location
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Radius arms (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Constant velocity joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.100% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Component mounting (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.067% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Sub-frames (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on General condition
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Hub components (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.57% fail on ABS
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Components (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.089% fail on Cable
      • 0.033% fail on Lever
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal
        • 0.055% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.033% fail on Restricted movement (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
      • 0.033% fail on Cap (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Free play
        • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.011% fail on Steering column
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.31% fail on Body condition
    • 0.100% fail on Seats
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers
    • 0.089% fail on Body security (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Doors (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers other (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Access panel (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis
  • 0.011% fail on Towbars
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
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