Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.5% pass rate
from 2,254 tests in 2017
(14% 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.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 14% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 14% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 3.1% fail on Front suspension joints (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Trailing arms (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Location (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Panhard rods (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (125 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (93 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on Axles
      • 0.044% fail on Axle beam
  • 26% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front wheels (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Rear wheels (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.089% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Components (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Valves (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (60 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.22% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal
        • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.089% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.089% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Lamp
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.044% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Cap
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.089% fail on Free play
        • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
        • 0.044% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.35% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.044% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.089% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.089% fail on Body security
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.044% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment

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