Alfa Romeo 159 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
60.8% pass rate
from 827 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo 159 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Springs (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Coil springs (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Mounting (16 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (11% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (11% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters (13% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Electrical equipment (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Horn (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.48% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Reversing lamps (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth (75% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance (100% 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) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (4.0% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (1.2% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (2.0% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (13% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control (26% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.12% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.85% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (0.83% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (7.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Steering play (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Transmission (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (36% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Joints (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.73% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Body (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates (11% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (0.077% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2010 cars)

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