FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.9% pass rate
from 34,276 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (83% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view (81% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.029% fail on Condition of glass (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Windscreen (65% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.020% fail on Individual direction indicators (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 0.090% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0029% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps (87% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.041% fail on Horn
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0029% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake linings and pads (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Brake pads (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Cable (18 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance (82% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.067% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.067% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake control (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Lever (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0029% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.035% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0058% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0088% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0058% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0058% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0029% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0029% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0029% fail on Reservoirs
  • 0.75% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0029% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Springs
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.073% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0088% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0058% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0029% fail on Linkage
    • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0029% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0029% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0029% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.44% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.37% fail on Spark ignition (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0029% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.058% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.096% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Hose
    • 0.093% fail on Exhaust system (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.029% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Joints (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0088% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.018% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.015% fail on Body
      • 0.0088% fail on Panel
      • 0.0088% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0029% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0029% fail on Undertray
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0029% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.096% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0029% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.035% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.047% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage components (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0088% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0058% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0029% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.047% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.0029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0029% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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