smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2006
57.4% pass rate
from 190 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Stop lamp (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Visibility (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.53% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
      • 0.53% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
    • 0.53% fail on Transmission
      • 0.53% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Joints
    • 0.53% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
    • 0.53% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.53% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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