Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2013
78.8% pass rate
from 5,827 tests in 2017
(25% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.45% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.034% fail on Horn
    • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.017% fail on Lamp
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (75% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.017% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.086% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.051% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Hoses
        • 0.017% fail on Pipes
    • 0.069% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.069% fail on Pedal
        • 0.069% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.069% fail on ABS
    • 0.051% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.051% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.069% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Trailing arms (50 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment (55 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Radius arms (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.034% fail on Steering control
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.086% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.086% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.069% fail on Body condition
    • 0.069% fail on Doors
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.034% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.017% fail on Cap
      • 0.017% fail on System
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