smart Roadster MOT Results

Registered in 2006
65.4% pass rate
from 269 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2006 cars)
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.74% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front passenger's door (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Engine mounting (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Engine mounting condition (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.37% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.74% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Condition
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