Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
55.2% pass rate
from 125 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 156 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 7.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.80% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.80% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.80% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.80% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.80% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.80% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.80% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.80% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.80% fail on Brake linings
        • 0.80% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Cable
        • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Brake fluid (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Joints
        • 0.80% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.4% fail on Chassis
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.80% fail on Body
      • 0.80% fail on Panel
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.80% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.80% fail on Door condition
    • 0.80% fail on Floor
    • 0.80% fail on Cabs
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.80% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition
        • 12% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.80% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 11% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering
      • 1.6% fail on Operation (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Other components
  • 9.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 7.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.80% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth

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