Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.2% pass rate
from 954 tests in 2017
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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 14% fail on Headlamp aim (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Front lamps (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.63% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Battery
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Front drive shafts (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.1% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.94% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Location
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.52% fail on Front
      • 0.42% fail on Rear
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.1% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 6.0% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 9.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.52% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Access panel
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Steering control
      • 0.10% fail on Steering column
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition

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