FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.0% pass rate
from 22,869 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0087% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0087% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0044% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0044% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0044% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0087% fail on Axles (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Axle
    • 0.0044% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0044% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.95% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0044% fail on Switch
    • 0.89% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0044% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.057% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.083% fail on Daytime running lamps (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0087% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0044% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Cable (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Clevis joint
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (17% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0044% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0044% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0044% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0087% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0087% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0044% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0044% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0044% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Lever (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.061% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.044% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0087% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Other components
      • 0.0044% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on View to rear
      • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0087% fail on Bonnet (89% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front passenger's door (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Door condition (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Catch (31 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Hinge (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Pillar
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Catch (26 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system (59% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0044% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0087% fail on Belts
      • 0.0044% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0044% fail on Joints
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.013% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.031% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.013% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0044% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0044% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0044% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.096% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (91% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other leaks (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0087% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0044% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.0087% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Airbags
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0044% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0044% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.066% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0087% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Operation
      • 0.0044% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0087% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0087% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Attachment (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0044% fail on Hubs
  • 0.013% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Doors (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0044% fail on Passenger grab handles
  • 0.0044% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0044% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0044% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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