Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2010
61.9% pass rate
from 10,951 tests in 2020
(12% 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 (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0091% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Horn
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.34% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0091% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0091% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0091% fail on Switch
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.091% fail on Suspension arm (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0091% fail on Linkage
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0091% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Rod
        • 0.0091% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.091% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Hand lever (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.064% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.027% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0091% fail on Operation
      • 0.0091% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0091% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0091% fail on Other components
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.046% fail on System
      • 0.0091% fail on Tank
      • 0.0091% fail on Hose
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.091% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Panel
      • 0.0091% fail on Body condition
    • 0.091% fail on Doors
      • 0.064% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0091% fail on Catch
    • 0.064% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.064% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.027% fail on Bracket
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other towbar components (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Access panel (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0091% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0091% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0091% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.073% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.046% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0091% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.073% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
      • 0.0091% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0091% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0091% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0091% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0091% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0091% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0091% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0091% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0091% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0091% fail on Anchorages
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