smart City MOT Results

Registered in 2006
51.7% pass rate
from 211 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the smart City is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.47% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.47% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.95% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.2% fail on Springs
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.95% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt
          • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.47% fail on Valves
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.47% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.47% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.47% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.95% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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