smart City MOT Results

Registered in 2003
58.6% pass rate
from 406 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the smart City is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.99% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.99% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.49% fail on Rear
      • 0.25% fail on Front
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 9.1% fail on Washers (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.74% fail on Hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.0% fail on ABS
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.99% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Cap (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mountings (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering control
      • 0.25% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate

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