Alfa Romeo 156 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
48.5% pass rate
from 559 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 156 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.54% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 4.8% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.89% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.89% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 2.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.89% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Joints
      • 0.54% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.54% fail on Joints
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.54% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.54% fail on Door condition
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar
      • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Visibility (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Washers (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Driver's view (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.54% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment

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