Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.6% pass rate
from 7,280 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on All position lamps (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.37% fail on Horn (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.082% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Battery (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Trailing arms (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Radius arms (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front
      • 0.041% fail on Rear (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Component mounting
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.027% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear wheels (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake imbalance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Components (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses
        • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Pipes (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on ABS
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal
        • 0.055% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.055% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.096% fail on System
      • 0.069% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Cap
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Emissions (93% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.84% fail on Steering (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Drive system
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering control
      • 0.014% fail on Steering column
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers
    • 0.082% fail on Doors
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Access panel
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
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