FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.5% pass rate
from 6,982 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Coil spring (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Mounting (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical equipment (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.029% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs (31% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage
    • 0.43% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.086% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Valves
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.086% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.014% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.014% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Tread depth (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.014% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.73% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.49% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.043% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.043% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.057% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on System
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.086% fail on Body
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component
      • 0.014% fail on Panel
    • 0.072% fail on Chassis
      • 0.072% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering linkage components (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Steering play
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.014% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.014% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.69% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer
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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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