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FIAT 126 MOT Results

71.6% pass rate
from 141 tests in 2020
(8.5% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (9.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Horn (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.71% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.71% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.71% fail on Switch
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (7.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (7.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (3.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt
          • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.71% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.71% fail on Pedal
    • 0.71% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.71% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.71% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.71% fail on Cable
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on King pins (29 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.71% fail on Leaf spring
      • 0.71% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Washers (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Mirrors (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.71% fail on Chassis
      • 0.71% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.71% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.71% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.71% fail on Transmission
      • 0.71% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.71% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.71% fail on Body
      • 0.71% fail on Other body component
    • 0.71% fail on Floor
    • 0.71% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.71% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.71% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.71% fail on Steering play
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.71% fail on Attachment
      • 0.71% fail on Requirements
  • 0.71% fail on Tyres
    • 0.71% fail on Tread depth
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