FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.6% pass rate
from 5,771 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Coil spring (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.38% fail on Cable (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Linkage
        • 0.017% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.75% fail on Lever
    • 0.59% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.49% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.087% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.087% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.052% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 10% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Tread depth (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Size/type
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.017% fail on Window
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.94% fail on Fluid leaks (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Engine oil leaks (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
    • 0.28% fail on Chassis
      • 0.28% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.017% fail on Catch
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Body (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other body component
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
    • 0.069% fail on Seats (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Cabs
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.017% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.052% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
    • 0.017% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.017% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.017% fail on Anchorages
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  • Fiat Panda (2004 - 2012)
    Compact and practical. Enjoyable and easy to drive. Narrow size makes it easy to park. Good space for those in the back.

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