smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2003
59.4% pass rate
from 251 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.80% fail on Switch (23 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.40% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.40% fail on Battery
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.8% fail on Components
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.80% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.0% fail on ABS
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.80% fail on Front
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on Washers
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
  • 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
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
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