FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.7% pass rate
from 6,703 tests in 2020
(15% 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.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical equipment (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.030% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.075% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.090% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.045% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.030% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.55% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.030% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 0.63% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.090% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
      • 0.045% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (21 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other boot lid component (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.045% fail on Body
      • 0.045% fail on Other body component
    • 0.030% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.015% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.015% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.030% fail on Road Wheels (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Attachment
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Anchorages
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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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