smart Roadster-Coupe MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.0% pass rate
from 128 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster-Coupe is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 13% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Individual lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on All direction indicators (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp
    • 9.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.78% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Horn (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Battery
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.3% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.78% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 3.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 0.78% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.78% fail on Pedal
        • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front
    • 3.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 7.0% fail on Steering
    • 7.0% fail on Steering system
      • 6.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.78% fail on Washers
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Cap (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Speedometer (95 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 0.78% fail on Drivers
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
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