Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.9% pass rate
from 9,412 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Battery (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.074% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Trailing arms (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment (28 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Couplings
    • 0.64% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Front
      • 0.064% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Front suspension joints (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.011% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.89% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Components
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses
        • 0.032% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.096% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.085% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on ABS (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
        • 0.032% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Restricted movement (80% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Cap
    • 0.042% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.096% fail on Power steering
      • 0.085% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Pump
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Towbars
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
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