smart fortwo MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.2% pass rate
from 3,323 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.060% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.030% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Horn
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.060% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.81% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Hub components (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.48% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.090% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.090% fail on ABS
    • 0.060% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.060% fail on Pedal
        • 0.030% fail on Condition
        • 0.030% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.060% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Pipes
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 0.96% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
  • 0.27% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.030% fail on Front
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.030% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings (40 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Seats
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body condition
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.090% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.090% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.060% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.060% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.030% fail on Steering
    • 0.030% fail on Steering system
      • 0.030% fail on Free play
        • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
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