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FIAT 126 MOT Results

59.3% pass rate
from 177 tests in 2020
(41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 FIAT 126 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Headlamp aim (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.56% fail on All position lamps
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on King pins (28 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.56% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.56% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 9.0% fail on Washers (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.3% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 5.6% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Requirements
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.56% fail on Seats
      • 0.56% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.56% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.56% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.56% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
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