FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
68.2% pass rate
from 19,422 tests in 2017
(29% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0051% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0051% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0051% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear lamps (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0051% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.067% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Horn
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Battery (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0051% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0051% fail on Lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.10% fail on Front
      • 0.082% fail on Rear
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Location
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on General condition (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0051% fail on Condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0051% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0051% fail on Condition
    • 0.0051% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (94% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Size/type
    • 0.082% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.010% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front wheels (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Components
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0051% fail on Operation
      • 0.0051% fail on Leaks
    • 0.098% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.077% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.072% fail on ABS
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on System
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
      • 0.0051% fail on Tank
    • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers front (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.010% fail on Speedometer (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0051% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0051% fail on Chassis
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Free play
        • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0051% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0051% fail on Operation
      • 0.0051% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0051% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.010% fail on Steering control
      • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0051% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
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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