Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.4% pass rate
from 1,610 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 9.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 9.7% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 8.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.062% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.31% fail on Cable
    • 0.81% fail on Load sensing valves (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Other braking system component (28 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
      • 0.062% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 22% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (34 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.99% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.81% fail on Springs (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.062% fail on Axles
      • 0.062% fail on Axle
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.062% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 0.062% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Strengthening plate (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Catch
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
        • 0.062% fail on Catch
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.062% fail on System
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.062% fail on Body condition
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Bracket (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.062% fail on Seats
      • 0.062% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.062% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.062% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.062% fail on Undertray
  • 9.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Spark ignition (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.31% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.062% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.062% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment

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