smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2006
61.0% pass rate
from 172 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.58% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.58% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.58% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.58% fail on Horn
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 6.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.58% fail on Front
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
    • 0.58% fail on ABS
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.58% fail on Steering system
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.58% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.58% fail on Engine mountings
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