FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.6% pass rate
from 11,651 tests in 2017
(9.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Shock absorbers (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 10% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Wheel bearings (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage condition (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0086% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting (26 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.0086% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.086% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0086% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Axles
      • 0.043% fail on Axle beam (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.017% fail on Gas suspension (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0086% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.0086% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0086% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0086% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.094% fail on Battery (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0086% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.034% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Wheel cylinder (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0086% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Components (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.27% fail on Hoses
        • 0.094% fail on Cylinders (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.79% fail on Mechanical components (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Cable (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.0086% fail on Fitment
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
        • 0.034% fail on Condition
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Locking devices (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability system (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Additional braking devices (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Mirrors (73% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Cap (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
      • 0.0086% fail on Pipe
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Passengers front (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
    • 0.077% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.043% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0086% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0086% fail on Body security
    • 0.0086% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.92% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.86% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.069% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
  • 0.58% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Free play
        • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.094% fail on Power steering
      • 0.077% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.077% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0086% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
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  • Fiat 500 (2008 on)
    Funky looks and desirable image. Faithful to original. Easy to drive in town. Suspension improved from 2010.

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