smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2003
57.7% pass rate
from 253 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 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.79% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Horn (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.40% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.79% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.40% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.79% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.79% fail on Lever (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.79% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Engine mounting (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Engine mounting condition (24 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Transmission
      • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
    • 0.40% fail on Body
      • 0.40% fail on Panel
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
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