FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
49.7% pass rate
from 187 tests in 2020
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
    • 8.0% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.4% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.1% fail on Mounting (34 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (70 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Doors (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front passenger's door (32 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Door condition (34 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's door (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 7.5% fail on Washers (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.53% fail on Cable
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
    • 0.53% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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