smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2008
64.6% pass rate
from 714 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2008 cars)
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 (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (8.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (2.8% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (19% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Fuel system (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (27 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition (5.7% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested (7.8% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (7.1% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (24% better than other 2008 cars)
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