FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2007
56.0% pass rate
from 8,200 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 3.9% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.61% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Axle (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension unit (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Battery(ies) (82% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.55% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.024% fail on Valves
      • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.049% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.049% fail on Other components
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Tread depth (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet (85% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.012% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.52% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.024% fail on System
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis condition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
      • 0.049% fail on Panel
    • 0.073% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
      • 0.024% fail on Other passenger's door (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.024% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.024% fail on Cabs
      • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.012% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.098% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering play
      • 0.073% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.024% fail on Power steering (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2007 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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