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FIAT 500 MOT Results

75.8% pass rate
from 821 tests in 2017
(17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Battery
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on King pins (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.24% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Couplings
    • 0.24% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.12% fail on Other pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Components (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Pipes
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.12% fail on Linkage
    • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.97% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Steering pivot point (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component
      • 0.61% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis
  • 0.97% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.85% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
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