smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2009
63.0% pass rate
from 957 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Springs (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Coil springs (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Coil spring (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.63% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting condition (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
    • 0.31% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.21% fail on Boot lid (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.10% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 0.63% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.52% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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