FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.9% pass rate
from 5,986 tests in 2017
(4.9% better 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 Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 5.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle beam (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake performance (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear wheels (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Wheel cylinder (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake calipers (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.017% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Components (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Cylinders (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.033% fail on Servos
        • 0.017% fail on Valves
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.25% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.084% fail on Condition
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.033% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Battery (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.067% fail on Horn (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Tread depth (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
    • 0.084% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.033% fail on Indirect vision devices (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.084% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.033% fail on Free play
        • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.033% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
    • 0.050% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Steering control
      • 0.017% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Body condition
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Passengers other (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers
    • 0.084% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.067% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate (38% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
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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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