smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.1% pass rate
from 2,437 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate lamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.041% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.16% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.082% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.16% fail on ABS
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.082% fail on Components
        • 0.082% fail on Pipes
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal
        • 0.041% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.041% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
  • 0.53% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Location
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Engine mountings (23 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Attachment
  • 0.082% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.041% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.041% fail on Power steering
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic power steering
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