Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.8% pass rate
from 9,832 tests in 2020
(5.2% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.061% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Battery(ies) (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.56% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.010% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.97% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.27% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Axle
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Linkage
        • 0.010% fail on Pivot
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.74% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Lever (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.061% fail on Pedal (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.061% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (57% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.092% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on System
    • 0.44% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.010% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.010% fail on Joints
      • 0.010% fail on Belts
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
      • 0.010% fail on Body condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.051% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.031% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.092% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.071% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.020% fail on Strengthening plate (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
    • 0.031% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.031% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.020% fail on Chassis (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis condition (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Load security
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.010% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.010% fail on Access panel
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.071% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.031% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
    • 0.081% fail on Steering play
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.051% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering column
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.010% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.051% fail on Seat belt installation check (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.010% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter
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