smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.8% pass rate
from 3,590 tests in 2020
(13% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the smart fortwo is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.5% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (4.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (0.089% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (12% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Position lamps (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Position lamp (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (65% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Condition of glass (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Windscreen (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (8.4% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (8.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type (13% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (2.2% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (6.0% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.3% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.97% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.028% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.028% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5.8% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Flexible brake hoses (14% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.028% fail on Lever
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (90% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Compression ignition (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting (22 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting condition (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Bracket
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Doors (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.028% fail on Hinge
      • 0.028% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
    • 0.056% fail on Seats (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Boot lid (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Boot lid condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Body
      • 0.028% fail on Body condition
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage ball joints (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3.8% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates (3.4% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Power steering
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
  • 0.056% fail on Road Wheels (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Attachment
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