Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.0% pass rate
from 6,699 tests in 2017
(24% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
    • 0.045% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.93% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.78% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.090% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.045% fail on Horn
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Trailing arms (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.63% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.090% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.075% fail on Front
      • 0.015% fail on Rear
    • 0.090% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.52% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Rear wheels (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Hoses
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.12% fail on ABS
    • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
        • 0.045% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Installation check
        • 0.015% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.42% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Doors
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.045% fail on Cap
      • 0.045% fail on System
    • 0.060% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.030% fail on Towbars (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Towbar (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
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