smart City MOT Results

Registered in 2004
59.2% pass rate
from 495 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the smart City is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.81% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 6.9% fail on Washers (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt
          • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting condition (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.20% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.20% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.20% fail on Steering column
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition

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