Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
54.2% pass rate
from 1,551 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Suspension arm (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Springs (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Coil spring (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Mounting (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joints (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (15% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance (0.037% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (9.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Lever (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability control (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Hand lever (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid (6.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Valves
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (10% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.4% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (2.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (2.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (3.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (8.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies) (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Position lamps (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Position lamp (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type (0.80% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Particulate filter (36 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (7.8% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.064% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks (3.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.064% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.064% fail on Undertray
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (6.1% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame condition (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors (11% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (7.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.064% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (3.2% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.064% fail on Panel
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (0.73% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.064% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
        • 0.064% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.064% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.64% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle (9.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates (9.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition (6.7% better than other 2007 cars)

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