Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.2% pass rate
from 1,537 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Springs (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 16% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.65% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.78% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.065% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.065% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.59% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.065% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.065% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.065% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Tyres (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 9.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.065% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.065% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.065% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.065% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on View to rear
      • 0.065% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.065% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.065% fail on Tank
      • 0.065% fail on Pipe
      • 0.065% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.065% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Steering linkage components (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates

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