FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2014
74.5% pass rate
from 8,890 tests in 2020
(35% 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.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (86% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (99% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.28% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.079% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.045% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.045% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.011% fail on Horn
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (96% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs (94% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.034% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.079% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.079% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.090% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.090% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.045% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.045% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal
    • 0.045% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.011% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
    • 0.011% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.079% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Pre-tensioners (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.85% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.47% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.64% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System (17 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Body (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Other body component
      • 0.034% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Boot lid (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Boot lid condition (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.022% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.011% fail on Transmission
      • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.011% fail on Joints
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.034% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.022% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.067% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% 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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