FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.5% pass rate
from 19,344 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Shock absorbers (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Rear (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Front (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Location (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0052% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.078% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Spring mounting (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0052% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.036% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.021% fail on Tie bars/rods (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Axles
      • 0.010% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0052% fail on Clearance
    • 0.010% fail on General condition
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0052% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0052% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.0052% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0052% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (34% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Individual lamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0052% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0052% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Battery (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0052% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.057% fail on Brake operation (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.093% fail on Wheel cylinder (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake drums (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Components (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Pipes
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.42% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Fitment
    • 0.45% fail on Mechanical components (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Service brake control components (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.0052% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0052% fail on Linkage
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0052% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.057% fail on Mirrors (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on System (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0052% fail on Tank
  • 0.96% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers front (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.078% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0052% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.016% fail on Seats (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Passengers
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.010% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0052% fail on Body security
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.010% fail on Free play
        • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0052% fail on Other components
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering component
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering
      • 0.088% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
    • 0.021% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0052% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering column
  • 0.28% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0052% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.098% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.0052% 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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