Abarth 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
66.6% pass rate
from 995 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Abarth 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Daytime running lamps (27 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Springs (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Cable (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.90% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment (34 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Catalytic converter (55 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.70% fail on Steering
    • 0.70% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)

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