Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.0% pass rate
from 4,287 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.86% fail on Horn (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.047% fail on Battery
    • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.023% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.070% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.023% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Front wheels (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake discs (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.023% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.047% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
        • 0.023% fail on Condition
        • 0.023% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.023% fail on ABS
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.33% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.047% fail on Couplings (26 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.070% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.047% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.21% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.093% fail on Doors
      • 0.093% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Body condition
    • 0.023% fail on Body security
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
  • 0.19% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Emissions
    • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.023% fail on Cap
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.093% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.023% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
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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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