smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2005
67.1% pass rate
from 161 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.62% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.6% fail on Springs
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.62% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.62% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.62% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.62% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting condition (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.62% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.62% fail on Undertray
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment
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