FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.4% pass rate
from 36,108 tests in 2017
(9.7% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.8% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (85% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0028% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0028% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front lamps (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Rear lamps (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0028% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Horn
    • 0.028% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0028% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0083% fail on Battery
    • 0.0083% fail on Rear reflectors (79% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.86% fail on Brake performance (66% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear wheels (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0028% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Components (86% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0083% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0028% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.017% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0055% fail on Operation
    • 0.072% fail on ABS (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Cable (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Parking brake (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0055% fail on Service brake control components (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pedal (91% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Anti-slip (90% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Size/type (77% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0083% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0028% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Couplings
    • 0.017% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Front (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Rear (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Location
      • 0.0028% fail on Condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0028% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.089% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on Cap
      • 0.0083% fail on System
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0055% fail on Hose
      • 0.0055% fail on Pipe
    • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (90% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0083% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.044% fail on Body condition
    • 0.019% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0083% fail on Passengers
    • 0.011% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Bootlid (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.094% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.089% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.083% fail on Steering
    • 0.069% fail on Steering system
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0083% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Free play
        • 0.0028% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0028% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0055% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0028% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0028% fail on Operation
    • 0.0028% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0028% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.058% fail on Road Wheels (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.0083% fail on Attachment (89% better than other 2014 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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