smart forfour MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.2% pass rate
from 98 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the smart forfour is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Condition
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear
      • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 3.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Hand lever (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.0% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition

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