smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2006
62.9% pass rate
from 267 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the smart Roadster is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.75% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
      • 0.37% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.75% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.5% fail on Engine mountings (39 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.37% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Cap (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
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