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FIAT 500L MOT Results

75.8% pass rate
from 326 tests in 2017
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 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual lamps (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.92% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.61% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Lamp
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on King pins (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.92% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.31% fail on Anchor
      • 0.31% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.31% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.92% fail on Pedal
        • 0.92% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Intermediate drop arm (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering box
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
        • 0.31% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.92% fail on Body condition
    • 0.61% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.61% fail on Chassis
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.92% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.92% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment