Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.5% pass rate
from 6,996 tests in 2017
(6.6% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.043% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on All direction indicators (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Horn (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Battery (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Trailing arms (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage condition (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Radius arms (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front
      • 0.057% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Hub components (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.071% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Components (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
        • 0.043% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.057% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
        • 0.057% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.057% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Free play
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering control
      • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.029% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.014% fail on Steering column
      • 0.014% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.49% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.43% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.86% fail on Registration plates and VIN (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.043% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
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