Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.8% pass rate
from 10,769 tests in 2017
(20% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.065% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.0093% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.084% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.065% fail on Battery
    • 0.0093% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0093% fail on Tell tale
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0093% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0093% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.95% fail on Brake performance (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0093% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Components
        • 0.056% fail on Hoses
        • 0.046% fail on Pipes
        • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
        • 0.037% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.019% fail on ABS
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.30% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.019% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.028% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Location
    • 0.0093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Drivers (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0093% fail on Body security
  • 0.21% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.093% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Emissions
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on Cap
    • 0.0093% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Registration plates and VIN (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate (65% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.046% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Steering system
      • 0.0093% fail on Track rod end
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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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