FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.0% pass rate
from 5,554 tests in 2017
(36% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 11% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.072% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front lamps (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.018% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.054% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Horn
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.036% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.018% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.018% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
        • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.072% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.072% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.018% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal
        • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.018% fail on Linkage
    • 0.018% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.77% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (25 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.41% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Load security (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Tailgate (46 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Bootlid (28 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Body condition
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.20% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.072% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
    • 0.072% fail on Emissions
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.13% fail on Registration plates and VIN (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate (60% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.036% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.018% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.018% fail on Steering system
      • 0.018% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.036% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.036% fail on Condition
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  • Fiat 500L (2013 on)
    Unique looks. Some fun cabin flourishes. Tall and spacious. Cheap to run with the right engine. Good safety

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