Suzuki Alto MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.3% pass rate
from 12,668 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Alto is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0079% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.77% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.087% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 0.0079% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0079% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (62% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.063% fail on View to rear
      • 0.063% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.024% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.024% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0079% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0079% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0079% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.079% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability control (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal
      • 0.016% fail on Hand lever (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.0079% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0079% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0079% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0079% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0079% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Mounting
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0079% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0079% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.024% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0079% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.016% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.44% fail on Joints
        • 0.0079% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Catch (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0079% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Body
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0079% fail on Panel
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0079% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Floor (53 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0079% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0079% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0079% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0079% fail on Undertray
  • 0.57% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.079% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.0079% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.0079% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.095% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Steering column
  • 0.063% fail on Road Wheels (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
  • 0.0079% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0079% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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