FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.0% pass rate
from 26,511 tests in 2017
(34% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0038% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.057% fail on Battery
    • 0.038% fail on Horn (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0038% fail on Tell tale
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.094% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.064% fail on Front
      • 0.030% fail on Rear
    • 0.034% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Location
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0038% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (9.3% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Size/type
    • 0.049% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0038% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Components
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
    • 0.091% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on ABS
    • 0.072% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability system (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Service brake control components (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Anti-slip (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Warning (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0038% fail on System
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.85% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drivers (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.087% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0038% fail on Drivers
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0038% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0038% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0038% fail on Body security
  • 0.28% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering system
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0038% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.019% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0038% fail on Operation
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0038% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate (31% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0038% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Attachment (77% better than other 2012 cars)
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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