smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2010
66.3% pass rate
from 980 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Springs (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Coil spring (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.10% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.71% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.20% fail on Lever
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.82% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.82% fail on Engine mounting (29 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Engine mounting condition (36 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket
    • 0.61% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
      • 0.10% fail on Belts
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.10% fail on Hinge
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
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