Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.0% pass rate
from 632 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 156 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamp aim (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Position lamp (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.16% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.79% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.7% fail on Floor (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.63% fail on Seats
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Chassis
      • 0.47% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Bracket
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.16% fail on Access panel
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Washers (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.16% fail on Undertray
  • 8.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.16% fail on Anchorages

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