Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.4% pass rate
from 1,492 tests in 2017
(9.6% 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.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Location
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.54% fail on Front
      • 0.54% fail on Rear
    • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front drive shafts (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Constant velocity joints (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.067% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.067% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.067% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.80% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Battery
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Rear wheels (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
        • 0.067% fail on Pipes
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 11% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.80% fail on Emissions
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Pipe
    • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.067% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.067% fail on Other components
        • 0.067% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.067% fail on Steering control
      • 0.067% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.067% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.067% fail on Power steering
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.40% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.20% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.067% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.067% fail on Condition

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