Abarth 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
68.6% pass rate
from 829 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Abarth 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.60% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Coil spring (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.84% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.48% fail on Electrical wiring (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.36% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Daytime running lamps (33 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.97% fail on Transmission
      • 0.84% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.84% fail on Joints
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.84% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Front passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's door (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.36% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
  • 0.97% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.97% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.97% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.60% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Steering
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment

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