Suzuki Swift MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.1% pass rate
from 9,618 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Swift is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Horn
      • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.042% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.021% fail on Lever
        • 0.010% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.042% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.010% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.062% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.062% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.81% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.062% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.32% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.35% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.062% fail on Body
      • 0.052% fail on Other body component
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.052% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.021% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.021% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
    • 0.042% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.010% fail on Joints
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.010% fail on Chassis
      • 0.010% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.010% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.010% fail on System
    • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
  • 0.094% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering play
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.094% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Attachment (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Condition
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  • Suzuki Swift (2010 - 2017)
    Excellent equipment across the range, great fun to drive regardless of the engine, sport version is huge fun, 4x4 is great for rural areas.

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