smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.4% pass rate
from 298 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 8.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.67% fail on ABS
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Cap (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions
  • 0.67% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.67% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.67% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.67% fail on Engine mountings (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.34% fail on Steering
    • 0.34% fail on Steering system
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end

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