smart Roadster-Coupe MOT Results

Registered in 2004
64.2% pass rate
from 352 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% 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
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.57% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.28% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Springs (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.85% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.85% fail on Engine mounting (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Engine mounting condition (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission
      • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Airbags
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
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