FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.9% pass rate
from 10,793 tests in 2017
(7.3% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear
      • 0.037% fail on Front (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting (39 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Axle beam (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Trailing arms (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on General condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0093% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Fog lamp (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.056% fail on Battery (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0093% fail on Lamp
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (9.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.046% fail on Wheel cylinder (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Components (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Cylinders (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0093% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Lever
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0093% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0093% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0093% fail on Condition
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.028% fail on System
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering system (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.046% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.019% fail on Free play
        • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.019% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0093% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0093% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate (35% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0093% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.093% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.093% fail on Drivers
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.065% fail on Body condition
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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