Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.0% pass rate
from 6,437 tests in 2017
(40% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.016% fail on Size/type
    • 0.016% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.047% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.51% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.047% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.078% fail on Horn
    • 0.062% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.047% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.078% fail on Brake linings (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.047% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Components (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on ABS
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.99% fail on Suspension
    • 0.64% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms (20 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Location
    • 0.016% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.016% fail on Front
  • 0.64% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Installation check
        • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.062% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.062% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.57% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.078% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
  • 0.23% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.062% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.062% fail on Attachment
  • 0.031% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Cap
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