FIAT 500 MOT Results

Registered in 2017
92.6% pass rate
from 753 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2017 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers
  • 0.93% fail on Brakes
    • 0.53% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.53% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.40% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.13% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.40% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
  • 0.66% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.66% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2017 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Catalyst emissions (10 times worse than other 2017 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Suspension
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
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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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