FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.0% pass rate
from 36,455 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.0% fail on Visibility (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.060% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0027% fail on Window
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.3% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0082% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.86% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.066% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Switch
    • 0.082% fail on Reversing lamps (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Reversing lamps (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.063% fail on Daytime running lamps (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0082% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0055% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Switch (84% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0027% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.052% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0027% fail on Axles
      • 0.0027% fail on Axle
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (10% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0027% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Rod
        • 0.0027% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0027% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.099% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0027% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.091% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.052% fail on Parking brake control (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Lever (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hand lever (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pedal (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.011% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door (19 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Catch (21 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0055% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0027% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0027% fail on Catch
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0027% fail on Hose
    • 0.099% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0082% fail on Joints
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Other boot lid component (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Body (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0027% fail on Panel
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0055% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0055% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0055% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Load security
      • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate condition (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0027% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0027% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0027% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0027% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0027% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust emissions (14% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Spark ignition (47% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0027% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.033% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (96% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0027% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0055% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0027% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0027% fail on Undertray
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0082% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0082% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0027% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0027% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0055% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0027% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2013 cars)
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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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