Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2009
70.6% pass rate
from 5,634 tests in 2017
(9.8% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Horn (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.018% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.089% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear wheels (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.035% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.071% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
        • 0.053% fail on Condition
        • 0.018% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Front drive shafts (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Component mounting (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (31 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Location
    • 0.14% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Axle beam (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.98% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
  • 0.82% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.73% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.82% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
      • 0.018% fail on Cap
  • 0.46% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2009 cars)
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  • Suzuki Alto (2009 - 2015)
    Cute little small hatch clone offering low emissions, low tax, good fuel economy and a proper 4-speed automatic option. Decent to drive.

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