Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
45.8% pass rate
from 685 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 156 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.29% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.15% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 5.5% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.15% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.58% fail on Cable
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Floor (38 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Doors
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Hinge
    • 0.88% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.73% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Airbags
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates

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