FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.6% pass rate
from 40,595 tests in 2020
(8.5% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.054% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on View to rear
      • 0.027% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0049% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamps (21% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Position lamp (26% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (23% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.049% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0025% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.074% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.047% fail on Horn
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.047% fail on Daytime running lamps (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0099% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0099% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0049% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Brake discs (66% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Cable (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Lever
    • 0.97% fail on Brake performance (57% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (57% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0025% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0049% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0049% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (41% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (65% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (72% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Parking brake performance (62% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.086% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.022% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Lever (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hand lever (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0074% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0099% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (63% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers (97% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Springs
      • 0.48% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.081% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0049% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0025% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0025% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.96% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Spark ignition (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0025% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.047% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0074% fail on Sound deadening material (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (91% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door (19 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Catch (33 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
      • 0.0049% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0025% fail on Tank
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0099% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.020% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.017% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0074% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0025% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0025% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0049% fail on Body (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Panel
      • 0.0025% fail on Other body component
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.042% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.094% fail on Road Wheels (42% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0025% fail on Hubs
  • 0.059% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0049% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0025% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0025% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0025% fail on Anchorages
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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