Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2013
70.7% pass rate
from 6,825 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.044% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.015% fail on Cable
    • 0.72% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.044% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.088% fail on Pedal
    • 0.088% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.088% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.073% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.059% fail on Lever
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.088% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.029% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Springs
      • 0.015% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.015% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.3% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering component
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.16% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.088% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.088% fail on Door condition
      • 0.029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.088% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.059% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.015% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.79% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.015% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.059% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
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