FIAT Idea MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.8% pass rate
from 713 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Idea is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.98% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Springs
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.14% fail on Mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.98% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.56% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.70% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis
      • 0.98% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.98% fail on Engine mounting (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Engine mounting condition (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.42% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
  • 12% fail on Visibility (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.4% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.98% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.70% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.14% fail on Undertray
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.70% fail on Lever
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
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