smart City MOT Results

Registered in 2005
58.5% pass rate
from 260 tests in 2020
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the smart City is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.2% fail on Stop lamp (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Springs
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Visibility (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.77% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.77% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.38% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.77% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.38% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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