FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2012
64.0% pass rate
from 350 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.29% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front passenger's door (28 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (29 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Transmission
      • 0.86% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.86% fail on Joints
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.29% fail on Steering
    • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end

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