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FIAT 500 MOT Results

80.5% pass rate
from 297 tests in 2020
(30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.34% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.67% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.34% fail on Lever
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.67% fail on Axles
      • 0.67% fail on King pins (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.34% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.0% fail on Tyres
    • 0.67% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 0.67% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.34% fail on Anchorages
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