smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2005
63.7% pass rate
from 581 tests in 2020
(21% 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
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Horn (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.86% fail on Lever
    • 0.86% fail on Mechanical brake components (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Brake pads (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.86% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Engine mounting condition (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth (85% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
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