FIAT Panda MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.1% pass rate
from 6,892 tests in 2020
(7.5% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.83% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Position lamp (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.073% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Indirect vision devices (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.97% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.087% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Lever
    • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.058% fail on Rigid brake pipes (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.073% fail on Compression ignition (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.044% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.058% fail on Doors
      • 0.044% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.044% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.044% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Body
      • 0.029% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering box
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.015% fail on Steering play
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
    • 0.058% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates (61% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.073% fail on Road Wheels (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hubs
Read the Honest John Review

  • Fiat Panda (2012 on)
    New Panda has a softer shape and less boxy look. 1.2-litre or TwinAir engines. More upmarket interior. Good headroom. Softer suspension than previous Panda.
  • 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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