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FIAT Panda MOT Results

61.5% pass rate
from 200 tests in 2020
(41% 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 FIAT Panda is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.5% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Horn
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.50% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.50% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.0% fail on Brake fluid (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.50% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.50% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 0.50% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.50% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.50% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.50% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.50% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Tank
      • 0.50% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Engine mounting (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.50% fail on Bracket
    • 1.0% fail on Body
      • 1.0% fail on Other body component (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.50% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
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