FIAT Punto MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.4% pass rate
from 7,207 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Punto is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.069% fail on Mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension arm (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Visibility (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
      • 0.014% fail on Belts
    • 0.89% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame condition (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on System
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
    • 0.33% fail on Chassis
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.014% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Bracket (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.097% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
        • 0.028% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.083% fail on Other body component
      • 0.042% fail on Panel
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.097% fail on Boot lid (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.028% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.056% fail on Towbar
      • 0.028% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.014% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.028% fail on Cabs
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.083% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Load sensing valves (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.042% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.57% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.069% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.028% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.028% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates (55% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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