smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2005
65.6% pass rate
from 587 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.68% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Front
      • 0.68% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers front (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.68% fail on Engine mountings (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Body condition
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Cap (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 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
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
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