FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
66.2% pass rate
from 20,523 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0097% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0097% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (16% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (16% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Battery
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0049% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.17% fail on Rear
      • 0.083% fail on Front (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Couplings
    • 0.16% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Location
    • 0.063% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on General condition (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.0097% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0097% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.063% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.029% fail on Wheel cylinder (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Components
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.097% fail on Pipes (67% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Cylinders (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on ABS (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0049% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0049% fail on Anti-slip
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0097% fail on Bonnet (89% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (51% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Cap (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Passengers front (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0049% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.068% fail on Body condition
    • 0.044% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tailgate (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0097% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Requirements
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering system (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0049% fail on Free play
        • 0.0049% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0049% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
        • 0.0049% fail on Steering component
    • 0.039% fail on Power steering
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0049% fail on Operation
    • 0.0049% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0049% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0049% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Attachment (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Halfshafts
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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