smart Roadster-Coupe MOT Results

Registered in 2003
57.8% pass rate
from 135 tests in 2020
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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.74% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.74% fail on Pedal
      • 0.74% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 8.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.74% fail on Door condition
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.74% fail on Condition
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