smart Roadster-Coupe MOT Results

Registered in 2005
64.2% pass rate
from 173 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster-Coupe is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.58% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Horn (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
      • 0.58% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Condition (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on ABS
  • 10% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Cap (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.58% fail on Size/type
    • 0.58% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.58% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers other
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
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