FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.4% pass rate
from 7,576 tests in 2017
(44% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (47% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.26% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.040% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Horn
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.48% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.026% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (67% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.013% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.94% fail on Brake performance (80% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front wheels (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Components (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Hoses (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.013% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.040% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.040% fail on Pedal
        • 0.040% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.040% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.98% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Installation check
        • 0.013% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.66% fail on Suspension
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.066% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.066% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.053% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.026% fail on Front
      • 0.026% fail on Rear
    • 0.040% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.053% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mountings (25 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Load security (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate (41 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
  • 0.11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Emissions
  • 0.053% fail on Steering
    • 0.040% fail on Steering system
      • 0.026% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering column
  • 0.026% fail on Road Wheels (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Attachment
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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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