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Alfa Romeo Spider MOT Results

72.1% pass rate
from 534 tests in 2020
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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.37% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.94% fail on Horn
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Master cylinder (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.19% fail on Servos
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.19% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.19% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.19% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.19% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.37% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission
      • 0.56% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
        • 0.19% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.19% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Other leaks (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.94% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.56% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering box
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.94% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.37% fail on Speedometer