smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2011
75.9% pass rate
from 806 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.62% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Engine mounting (64 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Engine mounting condition (62 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Bracket (70 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
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