Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2004
44.9% pass rate
from 3,168 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 6.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 7.1% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.095% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.063% fail on Valves
      • 0.032% fail on Servos
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.095% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.063% fail on Leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.095% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Lever (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 13% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 13% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Belts
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.032% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
        • 0.032% fail on Catch
      • 0.095% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.063% fail on Door condition
        • 0.032% fail on Catch
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe
      • 0.095% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
      • 0.032% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.28% fail on Floor (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.032% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
      • 0.032% fail on Panel
    • 0.063% fail on Seats
      • 0.063% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Cabs
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.032% fail on Undertray
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.032% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.85% fail on Other suspension component (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.63% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.095% fail on Axles
      • 0.095% fail on Axle
    • 0.063% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.063% fail on Oxygen sensor (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.32% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.032% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.095% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.095% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.063% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.032% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
    • 0.095% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Hubs

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