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Alfa Romeo Spider MOT Results

66.5% pass rate
from 848 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Alfa Romeo Spider is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.47% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.94% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.47% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.59% fail on Lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.94% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.71% fail on Pipes
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.83% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Hub components
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.59% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Washers (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pipe
      • 0.47% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on System
      • 0.24% fail on Tank
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.59% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Location
    • 0.47% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.24% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.59% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Free play
        • 0.24% fail on Steering box
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.35% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
        • 0.12% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.24% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.59% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Installation check
        • 0.12% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment