Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2005
46.9% pass rate
from 2,627 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 8.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 9.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 7.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (8.3% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
  • 20% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (43 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-roll bar (6.0% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Macpherson strut (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Axles (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Axle (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Suspension rod (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.42% fail on Prop shafts (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.99% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.38% fail on Doors (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Door condition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Floor (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Body (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Panel (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Seats (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Driver's seat (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Boot lid (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.038% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.3% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (2.9% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (3.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (0.0098% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies) (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Main beam tell-tale (18 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp (16% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (1.1% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Non catalyst emissions (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (16% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Other leaks (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (5.3% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view (52% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (5.1% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.80% fail on Steering gear (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering play (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering column
    • 0.038% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.038% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.038% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates (36% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2005 cars)

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