Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2015
81.3% pass rate
from 3,438 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (60% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (98% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.029% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.44% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.087% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Horn
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (67% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.029% fail on Cable
    • 0.32% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.058% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.029% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.76% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Doors
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.058% fail on Body
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component
    • 0.029% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.61% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.058% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.087% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.087% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.058% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.058% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.087% fail on Suspension (93% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.029% fail on Shock absorbers
Read the Honest John Review

  • Ford S-MAX (2015 on)
    Upmarket cabin with impressive refinement, comfortable and satisfying to drive, spacious and versatile, no other MPV is as good to drive
  • Ford S-MAX (2006 - 2015)
    Strong blend of comfort and performance. Fun to drive. Standard equipment is high on all models.

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