smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2004
60.8% pass rate
from 986 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.51% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Battery
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.7% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.71% fail on Hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on ABS
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
      • 0.10% fail on Cable
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.91% fail on Rear
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Valve stem (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Cap (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers front (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Engine mountings (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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