FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2004
51.3% pass rate
from 4,718 tests in 2020
(7.0% 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 Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (5.3% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover (1.7% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (11% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Sub-frames (3.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (8.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (4.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other suspension component (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Axles (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Axle (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
  • 17% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Plate brake tester (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (35% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Brake linings (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.38% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Cable (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake control (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Lever (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Reservoirs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems (8.5% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (9.3% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (1.4% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies) (7.7% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.021% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Rear reflectors (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Tread depth (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (4.8% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass (3.0% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (0.26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.3% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Prop shafts (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Joints (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Chassis (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis condition (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system (8.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tank
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
    • 0.25% fail on Body (6.2% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Panel (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door (0.90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 0.085% fail on Front passenger's door (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Bumpers (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Seats (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Driver's seat (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Towbar
      • 0.021% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.021% fail on Cabs
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (0.98% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (3.0% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Transmission oil leaks (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other leaks (21% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (13% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Locking devices (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering (81% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering play (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering column
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Airbags (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag (18% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates (36% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.085% fail on Road Wheels (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2004 cars)
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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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