smart Roadster-Coupe MOT Results

Registered in 2004
66.2% pass rate
from 343 tests in 2017
(29% better than other 2004 cars)
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster-Coupe is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
      • 0.87% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.87% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.87% fail on Pedal
        • 0.58% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Anti-slip
  • 11% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
      • 0.87% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Component mounting
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.87% fail on Cap
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.58% fail on Engine mountings (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition
  • 0.87% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.87% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.58% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
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