smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2008
66.0% pass rate
from 682 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.59% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.15% fail on Front
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
    • 0.44% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Fuel system (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Cap (37 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
  • 0.88% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.88% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.88% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.88% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.44% fail on Engine mountings (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
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