Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.7% pass rate
from 5,124 tests in 2020
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.059% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.059% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.039% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.098% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.098% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.098% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Axles
      • 0.020% fail on Axle
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.59% fail on Transmission
      • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.59% fail on Joints
    • 0.57% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.078% fail on Other body component
      • 0.059% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.039% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.039% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.020% fail on Chassis
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.098% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.020% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.039% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.039% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Anchorages
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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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