FIAT Idea MOT Results

Registered in 2005
49.5% pass rate
from 317 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2005 cars)
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Idea is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Coil springs (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Coil spring (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Mounting
      • 0.63% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (0.11% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (0.93% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (2.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3.0% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp (2.8% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp (0.92% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Transmission (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.63% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Engine mounting condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Doors (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
  • 10% fail on Visibility (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (2.6% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (4.0% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (3.0% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.32% fail on Cable
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Anti-lock braking system (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (3.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3.6% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (6.3% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (9.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (10% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (1.3% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 0.32% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.32% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.32% fail on Steering play
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
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