FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.6% pass rate
from 12,380 tests in 2020
(9.0% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Axle (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0081% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0081% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0081% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Tread depth (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0081% fail on Pivot
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.048% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0081% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.081% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.0081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Servos
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0081% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.040% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.024% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.024% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.0081% fail on Belts
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0081% fail on Catch
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.016% fail on System
      • 0.0081% fail on Tank
      • 0.0081% fail on Pipe
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0081% fail on Panel
    • 0.057% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0081% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0081% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.032% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0081% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0081% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0081% fail on Chassis condition
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0081% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0081% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.79% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.097% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering gear (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
    • 0.048% fail on Steering play
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0081% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0081% fail on Operation
    • 0.0081% fail on Steering column
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (53% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
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    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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