smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.9% pass rate
from 773 tests in 2020
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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.52% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Coil spring (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Fuel system (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Engine mounting (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Engine mounting condition (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Bracket
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical brake components (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.65% fail on Condition of glass (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Windscreen (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
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