Alfa Romeo 147 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
52.2% pass rate
from 962 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 147 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 16% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (27 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.73% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Cable (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.73% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Visibility (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Washers (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front passenger's door (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's door (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catch
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
    • 0.52% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.31% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
    • 0.21% fail on Steering wheel (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.10% fail on Anchorages

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