Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.5% pass rate
from 1,238 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.081% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Suspension (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
      • 0.32% fail on Rear
    • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.65% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.32% fail on Components
        • 0.16% fail on Pipes
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
    • 0.081% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.081% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Tyres (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.89% fail on Steering system
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Free play
        • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
    • 0.081% fail on Steering control
      • 0.081% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.97% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.081% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.081% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.081% fail on Body security
    • 0.081% fail on Body condition
    • 0.081% fail on Seats
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Condition

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