Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.2% pass rate
from 441 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 156 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 10.0% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.91% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Mounting (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.45% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.45% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.91% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Lever
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Servos
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.6% fail on Joints
      • 0.23% fail on Belts
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.68% fail on System (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.45% fail on Chassis
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.68% fail on View to rear
      • 0.68% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.68% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
        • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.45% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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