FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.0% pass rate
from 171 tests in 2020
(6.2% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Suspension arm
    • 8.2% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Mounting
      • 0.58% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.58% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (8.8% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes (2.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Chassis
      • 0.58% fail on Chassis condition
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (2.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (36% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other leaks (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.58% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.58% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Hubs

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