FIAT 500L MOT Results

Registered in 2015
78.8% pass rate
from 3,123 tests in 2020
(40% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Visibility (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (77% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (95% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.16% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.064% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.096% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.096% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.032% fail on Horn
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.096% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Cable
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 0.99% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.51% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.064% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.064% fail on Rbt
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.096% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.096% fail on Lever
    • 0.064% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.064% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.064% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
  • 0.96% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.77% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.096% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.70% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Springs
      • 0.32% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.032% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 0.29% fail on Steering
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.032% fail on Steering play
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on System
    • 0.032% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.032% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
  • 0.096% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.096% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.064% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.064% 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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