Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.2% pass rate
from 4,482 tests in 2017
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Horn (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.045% fail on Lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
      • 0.022% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.45% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.022% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.62% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.62% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.045% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (34 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting (45 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Spring mounting (62 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (26 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.067% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Axle beam (27 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 0.94% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.067% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.56% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.045% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
  • 0.27% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering system (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.067% fail on Attachment
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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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