smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.1% pass rate
from 2,889 tests in 2020
(19% 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.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Position lamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.069% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.069% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.069% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Horn
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.069% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.069% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake discs and drums (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Brake discs (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 0.73% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.069% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Emission control equipment (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.035% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mounting (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting condition (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.069% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Body
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
    • 0.035% fail on Doors
      • 0.035% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Springs (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2012 cars)
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