Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
56.6% pass rate
from 1,357 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 10% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Brakes (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Lever
        • 0.074% fail on Linkage
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.074% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.074% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.074% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.074% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 12% fail on Tyres (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.074% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.074% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.074% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.22% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Undertray (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.96% fail on Transmission
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.88% fail on Joints
      • 0.074% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.074% fail on Hose
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.074% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.074% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.074% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.074% fail on Chassis
      • 0.074% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.074% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.074% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.074% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.074% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray
  • 0.88% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
    • 0.074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.81% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.074% fail on Condition

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