Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
64.4% pass rate
from 917 tests in 2020
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Rod
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission
      • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.55% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.65% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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