FIAT Punto MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.2% pass rate
from 8,713 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Punto is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamps (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Headlamp (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.011% fail on Arm
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Joints (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.4% fail on Floor (31 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.034% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
      • 0.023% fail on System
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.080% fail on Hinge (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.034% fail on Hinge (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.069% fail on Panel
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Towbar
      • 0.023% fail on Towbar condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray
    • 0.023% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.023% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 16% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Springs (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.70% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.034% fail on Axles (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Axle
      • 0.011% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 4.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers airbag (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes (7.8% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (27% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.023% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.023% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Rod
    • 2.0% fail on Load sensing valves (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.011% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake fluid (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
      • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.080% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.046% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Valves
  • 12% fail on Visibility (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.46% fail on Driver's view (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.034% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.034% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
    • 0.99% fail on Electronic power steering (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
    • 0.092% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Steering column
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.034% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.034% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates (30% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 0.057% fail on Seat belt installation check (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Anchorages (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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