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FIAT Panda MOT Results

58.9% pass rate
from 168 tests in 2020
(55% 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 Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (8.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.60% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.60% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.60% fail on Mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.60% fail on Sub-frame
  • 15% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.60% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 13% fail on Visibility (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Driver's view (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Joints (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Bumpers (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition
      • 0.60% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's seat (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Hose
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.60% fail on Other body component
    • 0.60% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.60% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Requirements
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
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  • Fiat Panda 1980
    Cheap to buy and run, practical small car, 'Fire' engines just keep on going, 999cc Fire engine non-interference if the cambelt snaps.