smart forfour MOT Results

Registered in 2006
59.3% pass rate
from 1,089 tests in 2017
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the smart forfour is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.092% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Front
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.092% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Hoses
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.092% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drivers (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition
    • 0.092% fail on Seats
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.092% fail on Cap
      • 0.092% fail on System
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.092% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.092% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.92% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.83% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Smart Forfour (2004 - 2006)
    Funky-looking, versatile hatch with plenty of safety kit. Manual versions drive well. Four stars for the diesels, by far the best in the line-up.

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