smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2004
64.1% pass rate
from 998 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2004 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Engine mounting condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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