Ford S-MAX MOT Results

Registered in 2016
84.1% pass rate
from 6,859 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford S-MAX is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (6.1% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (83% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.015% fail on Valves
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-lock braking system (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Parking brake control (42% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (1.9% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (7.0% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Driver's view (38% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass (21% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on View to rear (26% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Mirrors (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Individual direction indicators (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Horn (18% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Rear reflectors (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Position lamp (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
    • 0.073% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (24% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (3.2% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover (1.2% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.28% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (32% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Body condition
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
    • 0.044% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
    • 0.015% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.015% fail on Carrier
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.015% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (4.6% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Condition
  • 0.10% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.029% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
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