smart City MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.8% pass rate
from 352 tests in 2020
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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.8% fail on Springs
      • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.28% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.85% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.85% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.57% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.57% fail on Cable
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on NOx sensor
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.85% fail on Attachment

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