FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
61.0% pass rate
from 24,048 tests in 2020
(11% 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.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0042% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.49% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0042% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.46% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0042% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0042% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0042% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.017% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0083% fail on Axles (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Axle
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0042% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.096% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0042% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.062% fail on Daytime running lamps (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.012% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0042% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0042% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0042% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0042% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0042% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0042% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.054% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Lever
        • 0.0083% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0042% fail on Rod
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0042% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic stability control (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Valves (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0042% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.050% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Servos
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.100% fail on View to rear
      • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0042% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.079% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet (85% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Catch (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Catch (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0042% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0083% fail on Prop shafts (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on System
      • 0.0042% fail on Pipe
    • 0.075% fail on Body
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component
      • 0.012% fail on Panel
      • 0.0042% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.050% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.017% fail on Bracket
    • 0.042% fail on Boot lid (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Boot lid condition (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Load security
      • 0.0083% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0083% fail on Tailgate condition (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Seats (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0042% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0042% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0042% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0042% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0042% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0042% fail on Floor
    • 0.0042% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.89% fail on Catalyst emissions (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0042% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0083% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0083% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0042% fail on Requirements
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0042% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.51% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0042% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0042% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0042% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Attachment (90% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0042% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0042% fail on Anchorages
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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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