Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.6% pass rate
from 6,326 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Front lamps (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Rear lamps (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.93% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.93% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Battery
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.063% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Trailing arms (30 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.079% fail on Rear
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.095% fail on Radius arms (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Torque/reaction arms (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.047% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Components
        • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Hoses
        • 0.016% fail on Pipes
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on ABS
    • 0.079% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.032% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal
        • 0.032% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.063% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Free play
        • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.095% fail on Power steering
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
    • 0.40% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.63% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.063% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Cap
  • 0.58% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.079% fail on Doors
      • 0.063% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.016% fail on Body security
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
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