Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
54.7% pass rate
from 2,031 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front drive shafts (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Axles
      • 0.049% fail on Axle beam
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.89% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Battery
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.098% fail on Horn
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Rear wheels (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.049% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Fitment
    • 0.89% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Components (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.098% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.098% fail on Cable
    • 0.098% fail on ABS (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.049% fail on Components
        • 0.049% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.049% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.59% fail on Free play (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.049% fail on Drive system
    • 0.049% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Emissions
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.098% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.098% fail on System
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.098% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.098% fail on Chassis
    • 0.098% fail on Body condition
    • 0.049% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.049% fail on Seats
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate

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