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Reliability of the Ford S-Max

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Ford models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Ford S-Max.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Ford S-Max.

Ford S-Max Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
19,3 19,1 17,9 12,9 30,7 14,2 7,1

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
56,9 26,2 21,8 16,9 13,4 20,9 10,8

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Battery (2010, 2012, 2016-2017)
  • Fuel pump (2010-2011)
  • Generator (2016)
  • Particle filter (2010)

Source: ADAC

owner  Ford S-Max owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent S-Max Recalls

Ford-S-MAX-2011-cylinder-head-crack
02. 10. 2021

Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur due to the engine not containing sufficient coolant. This may cause the … .

Ford-S-Max-2021-ecall
27. 06. 2021

A problem may occur with the current Telematic control unit (TCU) software, which could affect the functionality of the eCall system. … .

Ford-S-MAX-control-arm-bolts-corrosion
28. 02. 2021

The original control arm bolts on the rear suspension are prone to corrosion, which may cause them to fail. As a … .

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