Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.8% pass rate
from 971 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 14% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 14% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Location
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.93% fail on Front
      • 0.41% fail on Rear
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front drive shafts (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (61 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Pipes
    • 0.41% fail on ABS
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.0% fail on Free play (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
        • 0.10% fail on Steering component
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.62% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.51% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment

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