Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2011
65.8% pass rate
from 7,366 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (26% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.014% fail on Arm
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Position lamp (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 8.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Flexible couplings (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on System
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.095% fail on Body
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
    • 0.095% fail on Seats
      • 0.054% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.081% fail on Doors
      • 0.068% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.027% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Bracket
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Other towbar components
  • 6.6% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension rod (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.014% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.014% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.081% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 0.83% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.095% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.068% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal
    • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.054% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on View to rear
      • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.72% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.91% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
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