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FIAT Panda MOT Results

57.4% pass rate
from 188 tests in 2017
(46% 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
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.53% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.53% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.6% fail on Lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 5.3% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.1% fail on Tie bars/rods (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.53% fail on Front
      • 0.53% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
      • 1.1% fail on Operation
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.4% fail on Washers
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
  • 9.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
      • 0.53% fail on System
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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.