smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2005
58.5% pass rate
from 147 tests in 2017
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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Wipers
    • 8.2% fail on Washers (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 8.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Front
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.68% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Cap (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.68% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.68% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
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