Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2014
75.4% pass rate
from 6,944 tests in 2020
(32% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (81% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (75% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.98% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.086% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal
    • 0.014% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.072% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.014% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.014% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.12% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Panel
    • 0.072% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.043% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.029% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.029% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Steering linkage components (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.95% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.88% fail on Compression ignition (92% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.086% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
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