smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.7% pass rate
from 97 tests in 2020
(1.8% better than other 2004 cars)
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 fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (7.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (8.3% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (7.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
  • 13% fail on Visibility (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Washers (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (9.8% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.0% fail on Engine mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering play
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
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