smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.1% pass rate
from 849 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.12% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Condition (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake operation (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.71% fail on Components
        • 0.71% fail on Pipes
    • 0.47% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Valve stem (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Engine mountings (40 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Body security (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
  • 0.71% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on System
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.59% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end
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